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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance

The Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) is a state wide system established to provide affordable professional development with academic degree credit possibilities for Tennessee's early childhood education professionals.  The TECTA system is funded through and dependent upon annual grants from the Tennessee Department of Human Service (DHS).

The TECTA system is based on the belief that all early childhood personnel need to acquire the professional knowledge and skills that will assist them in providing quality care and education for young children.  Statewide Website


~Sami Barwick

Let me tell you, I thought I was already passionate about my job, but the women I connected with in that initial orientation as well as my instructor Ms. Lisa only fanned my flame more. The amount of resources, activities, and ideas I gained from that TECTA orientation was what sealed the deal for me to pursue my CDA through attending classes with the help of TECTA.
~Wanjet G.

Working as a team with TECTA I am ready to finish my CDA. I know it took me a long time to reach this line point, but I am ready.