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APSU-TECTA director selected for state child care initiative

Linda Sitton, director of Austin Peays Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), will represent the statewide TECTA program as a member of Tennessees State Team for the National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative.
Linda Sitton, director of Austin Peay's Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), will represent the statewide TECTA program as a member of Tennessee's State Team for the National Infant and Toddler Child Care Initiative.

“The award of the National Infant and Toddler Care Initiative will assist Tennessee in maximizing the existing infrastructure to provide the directed training and technical assistance needed to improve low-scoring programs and items in the infant/toddler areas,” says Sitton. “Educated staff continues to be the key to high quality childcare programs. We are anxious to get the early childhood degree in place here at APSU. We already know the APSU Child Learning Center is an infant/toddler model site for Tennessee and could be called upon to provide mentoring in our region.”

The team will address the state's most immediate concerns about infant and toddler care, including the lack of appropriate, affordable and available quality environments for infants and toddlers and the need for the faith-based community to increase the infant/toddler care it provides especially to low-income working families.
—Rebecca Mackey