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APSU-TECTA announces childcare center accreditation

Austin Peays Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) announces that a Paris, Tenn., childcare center has earned national accreditation.

Small World Learning Center, owned by Debbie Jackson, is the second childcare center in APSU-TECTAs eight-county service area to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)–a widely recognized mark of high quality, according to Linda Sitton, director of APSU-TECTA.
Austin Peay's Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) announces that a Paris, Tenn., childcare center has earned national accreditation.

Small World Learning Center, owned by Debbie Jackson, is the second childcare center in APSU-TECTA's eight-county service area to receive accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)—a widely recognized mark of high quality, according to Linda Sitton, director of APSU-TECTA.

The first area center to achieve accreditation was Just for Kids, a Clarksville childcare center owned by Shelley Malone.

TECTA has provided staff development, furniture, self-study fees, validation fees and accreditation consultation to help childcare programs achieve national recognition for more than a decade.

The NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation administers a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored accreditation system to raise the quality of all types of preschools, kindergartens, childcare centers and school-age child care programs. The Academy is a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the nation's largest organization of early childhood educators.
—Rebecca Mackey