EAST

WELCOME TO THE EAST CCR&R

Providing Child Care Resources, Referral Services, and Quality Coaches for Tennessee’s Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Sevier and Union counties.

Please let us know how we can assist you. Please call us at 865-9747750 or our toll-free number at 877-584-0596. If you can’t reach us by phone, send an email to eastccrr@utk.edu.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, our trainings are still being conducted via online Zoom meeting only. As such, the calendar linked here is our online calendar.

When we are able to meet again in person, local trainings will be accessible from this link.

Quality coaches help child care professionals build knowledge and skills, so they can better educate young children.

They inform families about what to look for in a child care program and how to identify quality, so they can make the best choice for their children. See below to contact a quality coach near you!

East CCR&R provides free training and technical assistance to child care educators across the state to improve the quality of child care for all children.

Technical Assistance

Quality Coaches can assist child care programs to create safe, inclusive, and developmentally appropriate environments for children and provide guidance strategies on behavior management.

Training Workshops

Classes on a variety of topics are scheduled in the evenings, afternoons, and Saturdays. The workshops provide professional development hours. Parents are also invited to attend. Due to the large volume of registrants for each class, there is a registration limit of 5 attendees PER child care agencies per class.

UT Conference Center
600 Henley Street Suite 224, Knoxville, TN  37996-4126

East CCR&R has a PARENT REFERRAL LINE and can provide resources to parents seeking child care with licensed child care agencies in the desired area.

MEET THE STAFF

Patty Bowlin
East & Upper East CCR&R Coordinator

Patty Bowlin

Cathy Tredway
Administrative Assistant for East and Upper East CCR&R

Cathy Tredway

Donna Williams Carver
CCR&R Quality Coach

Donna Williams Carver

Serves Blount, Loudon, Monroe and Knox Counties

Jennifer Huffaker
CCR&R Quality Coach

Jennifer Huffaker

Serves Knox county in zip codes 37914, 37915, 37922, 37923, 37924, 37931, 37932 and 37934.

Michael Lantz
CCR&R Quality Coach

Michael Lantz

Serves Blount, Jefferson, Sevier and Knox Counties in zip codes 37721, 37917, 37920 and 37998.

Rhonda Del Carmen
CCR&R Quality Coach

Rhonda Del Carmen

Serves Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Union and Knox counties in zip codes 37849, 37938, 37912 and 37918.

Bethany Parker
Family Engagement Quality Coach

Bethany Parker

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union Counties

Kayla Harwell
Family Engagement Quality Coach

Kayla Harwell

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union Counties.

Lauren Farmer
Family Engagement Quality Coach

Lauren Farmer

Serves Anderson, Bradley, Blount, Loudon, Meigs, McMinn, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier Counties.

Gayle Callis
Health, Safety, & Well-being Quality Coach

Gayle Callis

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union counties.

Stacey Lazos
Health, Safety & Well-Being Quality Coach

Stacey Lazos

Serves Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier counties.

Tracy Liebermann
Health, Safety, & Well-Being Quality Coach

Tracy Liebermann

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union counties.

Heather Lamb
Infant & Toddler Quality Coach

Heather Lamb

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union Counties.

Melissa Hobbs
Infant & Toddler Quality Coach

Melissa Hobbs

Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union counties.