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2016/2017 Orientation Schedule

Fall 2016 Orientation Schedule

Administrator Orientation
Columbia State Community College, Main Campus, Maury County
July 23, August 6, 20, September 10, 24
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: EXTENDED TO July 19

Administrator Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
September 17, October 1, 3, 5, 17, 19, 22
Weekdays 6 - 9 p.m.  Saturdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 2

Center-Based Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
August 22, 24, 31, September 7, 10, 12, 14, 19, 21
Weekdays 6 - 9 p.m.  Saturdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 8

Infant/Toddler Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
September 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, October 17, 19, 24, 26
Weekdays 6 - 9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: August 29

Spring 2017 Orientation Schedule

Center-Based Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
January 23, 25, 28, 30, February 1, 6, 8, 11
Weekdays 6 - 9 p.m.  Saturdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: January 9

Family Child Care Orientation
This course of online and students will have one week to complete each module's assignments.  Participants MUST have a valid email address to enroll in this orientation AND be comfortable navigating the internet.
February 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12
Registration Deadline: January 28

Infant/Toddler Orientation
Columbia State Community College, Main Campus, Maury County
February 25, March 18, April 29, May 13, June 3
Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: February 10

Infant/Toddler Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
March 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29, April 1
Weekdays 6 - 9 p.m.  Saturdays 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: February 27

Summer-1 Orientation Schedule

Center-Based Orientation
Austin Peay State University, Montgomery County
June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Weekdays 12 - 3 p.m. 
Registration Deadline: May 29


Printable Orientation Schedules:

APSU_Orientation_Schedule_Fall_2016.pdf
APSU_Orientation_Schedule_Spring_Summer_1_2017.pdf

Locations & dates subject to change. Please check often for specific meeting dates and times. 


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. 
    Fall_2016_OER.pdf
    Spring_2017_OER.pdf

    Summer_1_2017_OER.pdf
  11. Questions??  Contact the TECTA Office at (931) 221-7585, Office Fax line  (931) 221-6453.