Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

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TECTA offers professional development and support to teachers working with children ages birth to 12 years old. Any provider who works with children in licensed and regulated programs in Tennessee is eligible for the majority of TECTA services.

TECTA programs:

  • Orientation
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) support
  • Administrator Credential support
  • Accreditation Assistance
  • Tennessee Early Learning Developmental Standards (TN–ELDS) training

TECTA, can be contacted by email, or by regular mail at:

Southwest Tennessee Community College
TECTA Office
P.O. Box 780
Memphis, TN 38101

TECTA Vision Statement

To provide professional development that nurtures the growth of individuals in a community of learners through an articulated statewide higher education system, resulting in the highest quality early childhood experiences for all of Tennessee's children.

Tennessee Department of Human Services

This Project is funded by the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University (opens new window) through a contract with The Tennessee Department of Human Services (opens new window).

Last updated: July 25, 2017