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.
Click Here for the Child Care Licensing Rules Guidance Document
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 .
Serious Injury Incident Report Form
All serious incident and injury reports should be submitted through the eLicenisng provider portal.
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.
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 CCPaymentAssist.DHS@tn.gov.
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: https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/provider_transfer_for