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October is Child Health Month!

Governor Bill Lee has proclaimed October 2019 Child Health Month in Tennessee. Each year we celebrate our commitment to improving the health and well-being of Tennessee’s children and families. Join our partners across Tennessee by hosting health-related, child-friendly events or partnering with organizations in your community to co-host events this October.

Find ideas for events and even post your activities to the online Events Calendar by visiting the Child Health Month 2019 web page here:

https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/mch/child-health-month-2019.html  

 

What will you do during Child Health Month?

#TNchildhealthmonth2019

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October is Bullying Prevention Month!

Feature Video: The Impact of Bullying in Preschool
Bullying Basics: Recognizing Bullying Behaviors and Risk Factors
Strategies for Preventing and Addressing Bullying Behaviors
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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credentialing

A CDA is a Child Development Associate credential that recognizes an individual’s knowledge of child development and skills when working with young children. The Council for Professional Recognition in Washington, DC awards this credential to individuals who have completed training and other requirements. Any Tennessee resident who works in a state regulated early childhood facility in Tennessee is eligible for TECTA assistance.

To learn more about becoming a CDA and TECTA’s process, you may go online here: https://www.tecta.info/tecta-services/child-development-associate-cda/  

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Call (615) 277-1697

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Home at Head Start: Helping Families Experiencing Homelessness Access Head Start Services

The Home at Head Start campaign challenges Head Start programs to enroll more children and families experiencing homelessness, to educate staff and reduce the stigma around homelessness.

 

Tennessee State Coordinator for the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE

Mr. Justin Singleton

McKinney-Vento Coordinator

Office of Consolidated Planning and Monitoring

710 James Robertson Parkway, 9th Floor

Nashville, TN 37243-0379

Phone: (615) 253-3101

Cell: (615) 917-3750

Fax: (615) 580-2036

Email: Justin.singleton@tn.gov

 

For resources: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/blog/home-head-start-helping-families-experiencing-homelessness-access-head-start-services