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Spring 2016 Orientation Schedule

Orientation

LocationMeeting
Dates/Times
Registration
Deadline
Confirm
Deadline

Center-Based

Maury County

Saturdays
February 27, March 19, April 16, 30 & May 21
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

IN PROGRESS
Center-BasedMontgomery County

Mondays
January 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

COMPLETE
Infant/ToddlerMontgomery County

Wednesdays
January 27, February 3, 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 & 13
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

COMPLETE
School-AgeMontgomery CountySaturdays
  March 19, April 2, 16, May 7 & 28
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
IN PROGRESS

Locations & dates subject to change. Please check often for specific meeting dates and times.  The Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule will be posted after July 1, 2016.

Printable Orientation Schedules:

Spring 2016 Orientation Schedule

Orientation Descriptions:

  • Family Child Care Orientation is designed for Early Childhood Professionals working with children in a family or group home.
  • Infant/Toddler Orientation is designed for Early Childhood Professionals working with children ages birth to two years in child care centers.
  • Center-Based Orientation is designed for Early Childhood Professionals working with children ages three to five in child care centers.
  • Administrator Orientation is designed for Directors, Assistant Directors, Owners, Program Coordinators and other Administrative Staff.
  • School Age Orientation is designed for Early Childhood Professionals working with school-age children in child care centers.

Orientation Guidelines:

  1. With the exception of online orientations, each scheduled orientation will have a limit of 35 applicants enrolled. Per orientation, all Orientation Enrollment Request forms will be placed in numerical order based upon the date of receipt. All other applicants will be placed on a waiting list, and will be contacted if a space becomes available.
  2. All orientation participants must complete, sign and fax/mail their own TECTA Enrollment Request form. No more than three applicants from one agency can participate in an orientation.
  3. *Registration Deadline: Orientation Enrollment Request forms must be received by the TECTA at APSU office at least two weeks prior to the first module. Registration dates will be posted with the orientation schedule. All applicants will be sent a confirmation via email no later than 1 business day after the registration deadline.
  4. **Student Confirmation Deadline: Students must call the TECTA at APSU office to confirm their attendance no later than one week prior to the first module. Confirmation dates will be posted with the orientation schedule. All applicants must call the TECTA at APSU office at 931-221-7585 to confirm attendance by the confirmation deadline.  Not confirming your attendance will result in your spot being given to another student.
  5. All applicants must adhere to the registration and confirmation deadlines.
  6. All applicants may take only one orientation at a time.
  7. There is no charge for TECTA Orientation training.  Orientation is provided through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
  8. You must attend all modules (30 hours) to receive a TECTA Certificate.
  9. For optimal learning, it is recommended that students enroll in the orientation most specific to the age-group served.
  10. You must mail, fax, or e-mail the APSU Orientation Enrollment Request Form, (OER) for each participant. 
    The Fall 2016 Orientation Enrollment Request Form will be posted as soon as the Fall 2016 Orientation schedule is posted on this page.
  11. Questions??  Contact the TECTA Office at (931) 221-7585, Office Fax line  (931) 221-6453.