Early Childhood

Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R). Child Care Resource and Referral specialists are located across Tennessee and provide training and technical assistance to childcare providers in all 95 counties in Tennessee.  The CCR&R also helps parents seeking childcare to find child care providers in their area.


Vroom logo

Vroom is a set of tools and resources from the Bezos Family Foundation designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines. Vroom’s website offers a variety of tools available to download free, as well as a mobile app that provides easy access to daily “brain building” activities. Vroom was developed with input from early childhood experts, neuroscientists, parents, and community leaders, as well as the Center on the Developing Child.

Off to a Good Start

The Urban Child Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children from conception to age three in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee.