Serves Chester, Decauter, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton counties.
The Tennessee Infant & Toddler Quality team consists of 15 Infant & Toddler Quality Coaches. Each Infant and Toddler Quality Coach is extensively trained in caring for infants and toddlers in a group setting through the WestEd Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC).
Our mission is to provide high-quality training and technical assistance to child care educators caring for children birth – 3 years and to provide families with information and resources about finding quality child care services.
Infant Toddler Specialization
The TN CCR&R Infant Toddler Specialization is designed to provide a training and coaching experience that will enhance and improve the quality of infant-toddler child care in the state of Tennessee. This exciting new opportunity will improve the practices of early child care educators in the infant and/or toddler classroom. Those who complete the training may be eligible for incentives, both for themselves and the agency they work for.
The specialization will have monthly trainings followed by one-on-one or group coaching opportunities, as well as certificates from 7 different trainings as well as a graduation certificate.
Infant-Toddler Needs Assessment
The TN CCR&R Infant Toddler Needs Assessment linked below is an independent qualitative study, performed by the Ochs Center, whose findings outline the needs of Infant and Toddler educators across TN. This study was contracted by the Tennessee Child Care Resource & Referral and Signal Centers.
Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union Counties.
Serves Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White counties.
Serves Davidson and Sumner counties.
Serves Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties
Serves Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties
Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Scott, and Union counties.
Serves Bledsoe, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie counties.
Serves Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Moore, Rutherford, Trousdale, and Wilson counties.
Serves Anderson, Bradley, Blount, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, and Sevier counties.
Serves Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, & Williamson Counties
Serves Shelby county.
Serves Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Sevier, and Union counties.
Serves Shelby county.