Educational and Advocational Opportunities
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:
What will you do during Child Health Month?
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/
Call (615) 277-1697
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
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