Resources for Child Care Providers
Attention Child Care Providers: Questions and comments regarding new rules can be sent by email to ChildCareRules.DHS@tn.gov.
Child Care Licensing Rules - Questions & Answers
The following links lead to helpful information for child care providers:
If you have questions regarding EAV payments, contact the Fiscal Child Care Hotline at (615) 313-5441 or toll-free at (800) 362-8004.
Training Opportunities - Initial and ongoing training opportunities are available to help child care professionals meet licensing requirements and become more successful in developing skills for working with children and families.
Background Check Information - All individuals working in licensed child care in Tennessee must submit to a criminal history background check through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
Childhood Obesity: The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education released national standards for preventing childhood obesity. Information about these standards can be found at: http://nrckids.org .
Early Childhood Expulsion and Suspension Policy Resources
Developmental Milestones Checklist https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/checklists/all_checklists.pdf
Gold Sneaker Initiative (TN Department of Health) - This initiative was developed to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities.