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TECTA, which has office at APSU, featured in national magazine

Child Care Exchange magazine, a national publication for early childhood educators, features a story in its most recent issue about the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), which has one regional site housed at Austin Peay State University. There are nine TECTA sites across Tennessee.

The online article – written by Dr. Connie Mietlicki, research director of the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University – discusses the history of TECTA and offers viewpoints from individuals who have benefitted from the program.
Child Care Exchange magazine, a national publication for early childhood educators, features a story in its most recent issue about the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA), which has one regional site housed at Austin Peay State University. There are nine TECTA sites across Tennessee.

The online article — written by Dr. Connie Mietlicki, research director of the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University — discusses the history of TECTA and offers viewpoints from individuals who have benefitted from the program.

TECTA is the statewide system for professional development in Tennessee for early childhood teachers. At APSU, Claudia Rodriguez completed two degrees through TECTA and is now employed at APSU as a TECTA coordinator. Dr. Linda A. Sitton is director of APSU's TECTA office.

“It is a great opportunity for the TECTA program to receive national attention,” Sitton said. “We have many excellent child care programs in Tennessee thanks to the priorities of the Department of Human Services quality initiatives.”

The article about TECTA is located at http://childcareexchange.com/resources/view_article.php?article_id=5099904.

For more information, call TECTA at APSU, (931) 221-7308. -- Melony Shemberger