Resources for Child Care Providers

Attention Child Care Providers: Questions and comments regarding new rules can be sent by email to

Click Here for the Child Care Licensing Rules Guidance Document


Child Care Licensing Rules - Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions - November 2018

Frequently Asked Questions – March 2019

Frequently Asked Questions – June 2019

The following links lead to helpful information for child care providers:

Child Care EAV Electronic Reporting - Reporting Child Care Attendance Online

Click here for training on Child Care EAV Electronic Reporting

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). 

Out of State Registry Check

Criminal Background Check Transfer (form) - Instructions

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: .

Serious Injury Incident Report Form

All serious incident and injury reports should be submitted through the eLicenisng provider portal.

Developmental Learning Standards

For children birth to school-age
For school-age children

The Benefits of Developmental Monitoring and Screening for Young Children:  English, Spanish, Somali, Arabic

Developmental Milestones Checklist

Gold Sneaker Initiative (TN Department of Health) - This initiative was developed to enhance policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities.

Before You Begin - Training Standards

Additional Information

If you need assistance related to your child care payment assistance case or if you are a child care provider needing assistance related to the certificate program, please contact the Child Care Payment Assistance Customer Service Line at 1-833-740-1440 or via email at

Child care providers should utilize the Child Care Fiscal Hotline for issues related to an EAV that has already been submitted and you have a question about the payment processing or a question about a note added to the EAV by Fiscal. That number is 1-800-362-8004.

To make a request to transfer your child to a new provider, please submit information using this link: