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As the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT partner in Tennessee, TCCY compiles and provides data to the KIDS COUNT datacenter and produces publications utilizing this and other data to report on the well-being of Tennessee children and families. TCCY administers, a free, one-stop resource for Tennessee families to access state services and find information to help raise healthy and happy kids.

Formerly known as Building Strong Brains TN, Resilient TN Collaborative focusses on how adverse and positive childhood experiences affect the families and youth of Tennessee. Its main goals are to promote safe, nurturing, and stable environments to ensure success and healthy brain development. 

kidcentral tn is a free, one-stop resource for Tennessee families to raise healthy and happy kids.

TCCY gathers, analyzes and reports information on children and families in various publications, including the annual KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee, tracking the status of children’s educational, socioeconomic and physical well-being. Tennessee’s KIDS COUNT Project is part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s network of state-level KIDS COUNT projects. TCCY participates with the Casey Foundation in the release of reports on child well-being nationally, including the annual National KIDS COUNT Data Book.

TCCY oversees resource mapping of all funding through the state budget to help children in Tennessee be safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported and engaged in activities to succeed in school and become productive adults. A report on prior fiscal year spending is submitted to the General Assembly annually. Twenty-seven state agencies serving children reported on expenditures during fiscal year 2020-21.

A podcast produced by Jonquil Newland with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."