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NURTURE. CONNECT. SUPPORT.
The Tennessee Child Care Resource & Referral Network began as the dream of educator Marguerite Hullander. Hullander, a well-known and much loved teacher in Hamilton County, realized that fellow educators taking care of young children needed resources and training to provide the best possible care for children. So, she loaded her car with books, toys and other resources and began providing the much needed support to child care homes and centers in the Greater Chattanooga area.
Eventually, the Tennessee Department of Human Services would decide to take Ms. Marguerite’s dream statewide. By 2000, DHS funded 11 Child Care Resource Centers located across Tennessee.
New Assessment Tool
This video provides information on the new DHS assessment tool. Please be aware that this recorded training is for informational purposes only. To receive certification for this information, you must sign up for training via our online registration calendar.
How To Register For TNPAL
Our Equity Statement
As an organization, the Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network is committed to the cause of racial equity for not only our staff, but the early childhood educators, children, and families that we serve.
The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Elijah McClain and many others underscore the severity, pervasiveness and prolonged system of racism that exists across the nation and in our own communities.
The Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network is making the following systemic changes within our organization.
1. We are educating ourselves to better understand and address issues of racism so we can begin to engage in dialogue between staff and the child care community.
2. We are implementing diversity and inclusion training with all of our staff. We will also offer this training to early childhood educators. We recognize that we can help early childhood educators start the conversation about diversity with the children and families in their care.
3. We promise to listen, learn, and show compassion for others as we continue the journey of understanding for ourselves.
The Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network is committed to being part of the solution by embracing the principles of diversity and inclusion.
CPR and First Aid Training Updates
To maintain social distancing recommendations, the first part of the First Aid/CPR training will be delivered online and will take between 2 and 3 hours to complete. The online training portion must be completed on a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet. Smartphones can not be used to complete the training. This portion must be completed first, by the date assigned, to receive registration for the second portion of the training; an in-person skills test.
The skills test should only take about 45 minutes and will help us make sure you have learned key information in the online training. Educators will be expected to wear a mask and practice social distancing. After completion of the onsite skills check, educators will receive an electronic copy of their CPR/first aid card and certificate with training hours. Both documents will be sent to the email address on file. Educators will be encouraged to double-check their email address upon sign-in at the skills check location to verify accuracy.
BOTH PORTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED TO RECEIVE FIRST AID/CPR CERTIFICATION
To learn about dates in your region and to register for a First Aid/CPR training, view the registration calendar. If you do not see a date in your region, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for updates!