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Child Care - Training Opportunities for Child Care Providers

Child Care Resource & Referral Centers a network of centers across the state offering free technical assistance to providers and resources for parents.

First Steps - a free training program for new center directors and care givers to help them meet the state-mandated training. Training is offered in all 95 counties. For information about this program, contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Center.

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) —a statewide training and professional recognition system based on the belief that early childhood education program personnel should have professional knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care and education for young children. For further information contact the TECTA site nearest you.

TN-CCPT (Tennessee Child Care Provider Training) - assists providers with meeting increased training requirements of 18 hours of training, at no cost to providers, for any DHS -licensed child care provider in the state. For details contact your local CCR & R.  

TSU Center for Excellence

Project T.O.P.S.T.A.R. (Tennessee's Outstanding Providers Supported Through Available Resources) is a mentoring support system for family child care providers sponsored by the Tennessee Family Child Care Alliance and funded by DHS.

Child Care Business Services
Tennessee Child Care Business Services helps provide business orientation training to potential owners and operators of child care facilities statewide. For information on training dates, times and locations, contact the Child Care Business Services Program at 1-888-413-2232.

For information on the Child Care Certificate Program, click here