SOUTHWEST

WELCOME TO THE SOUTHWEST CCR&R

Providing Child Care Resource & Referral Services, and Quality Coaches for the following counties, Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley counties.

CONTACT US

Please let us know how we can assist you. Our toll-free number is 800-858-2738. The hours of operation are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (CST), Monday through Friday.

 Connect with your local TN CCR&R team with the training calendar linked at the button below.

Both in person and Zoom trainings are accessible at this regional training calendar.

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!

Southwest CCR&R is located at 32 Garland Drive, Building A, Jackson, TN.

Technical Assistance (TA) and Targeted Technical Assistance (TTA) is provided by the quality coaches as requested. Throughout the year, materials and information are delivered to child care educators to assist with the current trends in health, safety and well-being, child development, early childhood education, inclusion practices, and developmentally appropriate behavior management. FREE TNCCPT training is offered through the Southwest CCR&R. To view our training calendar, please click “Register for Training”

MEET THE STAFF

Katherine Cothern
Southwest Coordinator

Katherine Cothern

Serves Chester, Crockett, Fayette, Haywood, and Gibson counties.

Tarina Laxton
Early Childhood Quality Coach

Tarina Laxton

Serves Tipton, Fayette, and Lauderdale counties.

Trena Moffett
Early Childhood Quality Coach

Trena Moffett

Serves Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, and McNairy counties.

Jerrica Aguilar
Family Engagement Quality Coach

Jerrica Aguilar

Serves Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties.

Karen Vega-Romero
Family Engagement Quality Coach

Karen Vega-Romero

Serves Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood, Fayette, Madison, Henderson, Chester, Hardeman, McNairy, Hardin, and Decatur counties.

Ashley Tomlin
Inclusion Quality Coach

Ashley Tomlin

1/2 of Southwest Counties: Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywoood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Tipton.

Jennifer Vinson
Health & Well-being Quality Coach

Jennifer Vinson

Serves Carroll, Lake, Weakley, Henry, Benton, Obion, Gibson, and Dyer counties.

Ashley Richardson
Infant & Toddler Quality Coach

Ashley Richardson

Serves Chester, Decauter, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, and Tipton counties.

Kaitlyn Mingle
Infant & Toddler Quality Coach

Kaitlyn Mingle

Serves Benton, Carroll, Crockett, Dyer, Gibson, Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley Counties

Elizabeth Bryant
Small Business Support Specialist

Elizabeth Bryant

Serves Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Tipton, and Weakley counties.