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ChildcareTennessee, an initiative led by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services, focuses on collaborative opportunities in our child care centers’ administrative, programmatic and operational services. The partnership’s goal is to improve the quality, accessibility and sustainability of the services offered to the children and families we serve.

SAVE TIME is a one-stop location for ECE policies, forms, regulations, guidance, discounts, and more to save child care directors time, reduce costs, and improve quality. features over 2,000 resources for programs of all sizes – from Family Home Programs to Child Care Centers.

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ChildcareTennessee Shared Services seeks to partner child care agency owners and directors with local, regional and national businesses offering products and services to support high quality care and development of children of Tennessee.

Shared Services focuses on finding meaningful cost savings for products and services regularly used by child care agencies.


In a first-time partnership with the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS), ChildcareTennessee awarded nearly $10 million in Support and Enhancement Grants.

An estimated 162,000 children have benefited from program enhancements because of the Support and Enhancement Grant.

Child care centers and caregivers — the dedicated people who nurture, teach, and keep children safe day after day — are the heart of that proverbial village throughout Tennessee.

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