ChildcareTennessee.com 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. ChildcareTennessee.com features over 2,000 resources for programs of all sizes – from Family Home Programs to Child Care Centers. Funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, ChildcareTennessee.com is powered by CCA for Social Good.
In The Classroom
Books, Guides, Tips and More
The Classroom section contains resources to help you manage inside the classroom. The focus is on learning activities and resources. It includes suggested books by age group, companion learning activities, recommended classroom materials and curriculum ideas.
Successful Program Management
Program Administration is your resource for a variety of programs, policies and forms to help you administer your child care program safely and smoothly. The first stop is making sure all Tennessee Regulation requirements are met. Find everything you need!
Building Strong Relationships
Communication is a great start to establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between ECE providers and the families they serve. The resources and tools in this section provide guidance and knowledge to educate staff and families about child development, general health concerns, nutrition and fitness, and much more.
ChildcareTennessee Shared Services
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 in Tennessee.
Shared Services focuses on finding meaningful cost savings for products and services regularly used by child care agencies.
Connect with your Shop Local shared services team, Pat Lawson and Stephanie Hamburger, to discover which savings programs will make an immediate impact on your bottom line.
Shop local and save with special discount programs from within your state. We have taken the work out of finding the best deals on goods and services that support your business.
Limited Time Savings
Take advantage of special, limited time offers available from our partners.
Calculate Your Savings
See how much you can save by taking advantage of the savings programs. Just plug in your current monthly spending in a few categories and find out your estimated monthly and annual savings
In partnership with TDHS, ChildcareTennessee administers Support and Enhancement Grants that allow any child care provider licensed with TDHS to apply for up to $4,000 to enhance equipment, programs, including supplies, and consultants and coaches.
Child care agencies in economically distressed counties identified in by the Governor’s office may apply for up to $5,000. These counties are Lake, Lauderdale, Hardeman, Perry, Wayne, Clay, Grundy, Bledsoe, Scott, Hancock, and Cocke.
A second year of Support and Enhancement Grants is now open. Licensed child care agencies can apply at ChildcareTennessee.com. Applications close on September 1, 2021.
ChildcareTennessee has three region-specific coordinators to help providers utilize ChildcareTennessee.com and apply for grants.