Welcome to the Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network website!


  Child Care Resource and Referral Specialists are located across the state and provide training & technical assistance to child care professionals in all 95 counties in Tennessee.

 The CCR&R also helps parents seeking child care find the best fit for their unique situations and needs.

Whether you are a parent seeking child care resources, a child care professional seeking help with your work, an employer trying to assist parents in your organization, or a community member involved with children, we look forward to helping you obtain the information you need.

Take a few minutes and explore the website.  You will find information on Tennessee's Infant and Toddler Initiative and Strengthening Families. You can also watch our Health and Safety video or find out about TN Child Care Provider Trainings (TNCCPT).

  Click HERE to see our Youtube video!

The web sites listed below provide helpful information for both parents and child care providers.

Clicking on a web site name will cause a new window to open.

  • kidcentraltn
  • Visit kidcentraltn.com, Tennessee’s one stop shop for information on health, education, development, and support.
  • Tennessee Star Quality Website
  • This website is a resource to child care providers looking for answers to questions regarding Tennessee's Star Quality and Report Card Program and other Child Care Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children
  • This website is for early childhood educators and child care providers who are seeking membership in a professional organization relevant to their career.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • This website alerts consumers to recalls and alerts issued about commonly used household items.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • This website contains an abundance of information on health, safety and nutrition for children.
  • Zero to Three
  • This website is a great resource for caregivers and parents of children ages zero to three years. The website contains information, research and resources on issues relevent to caring for our youngest children.
  • Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance
  • TECTA provides training and financial support for those seeking a degree in early childhood education.
  • Tennessee Child Care Online Training
  • Department of Human Services approved online training for child care providers.
  • Tennesse Early Grades Reading Toolkit
  • The Tennessee Department of Education, Division of School Readiness and Early Learning has developed a research-based toolkit for Early Grades Reading Instructional Practices aligned with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts for grades K-3, and Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards for Pre-K.
  • Asthma resources from the Environmental Protection Agency
  • This site provides publications and resources for parents, caregivers and children to help manage asthma.
  • Tennessee Safe Sleep Website
  • This site provides useful information on keeping your baby safe during sleep. This is a great resource for parents, grandparents and caregivers.
  • Gold Sneaker Initiative
  • The Gold Sneaker Initiative was developed to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities across Tennessee.
  • Learn the Signs. Act Early
  • This site gives you tools to track your child's development and act early if you have concerns.

  • Small Starts for Families
  • Small Starts for Families, is a free, online wellness tool designed to help parents and caregivers create a healthier future for their families. The program offers simple, daily actions that families can do to increase physical activity, create healthy eating, good sleep and dental habits and quit using tobacco.

    Created by the Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness, Small Starts for Families is a great resource for all Tennessee families who are interested in living healthier.
  • Summer Learning Resources
  • This resource helps you keep your child learning during the summer months.