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Orientation 

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If you are a child care professional employed in a DHS or DOE licensed program, you are eligible for training and support from TECTA.

TECTA Orientation serves as the first step in your partnership with TECTA for professional development support. In the 30-hour free training hosted through our eight TECTA sites at public colleges and universities across the state, you will learn the core professional competencies for child care in several specialized categories related to the age group you service, your service location, or your professional role.

TECTA Orientations are designed to meet the training needs for Center-Based programs, Infant/Toddler programs, School-Age programs, Administrators, and Family Child Care programs.

 Orientation Enrollment Registration Packet

Fillable Registration Packet 

Orientation Schedule

 Fall 2021 Orientation Schedule (printable)

Spanish-as-First Language Center-Based Orientation Schedule

Online/eLearn Sessions 

October 4th-December 19th

Mondays & Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

October 4,6,11,13,25,27

November 1,3,8,10 

 

This class meets virtually through the ZOOM APP, for this reason participants must have access to a video camera using a lap top, cell phone or tablet. 

Mondays 6pm-7pm & self-guided

October 4,11,18,25

November 1,8,15,22,29

December 6

This class meets virtually through the ZOOM APP, for this reason participants must have access to a video camera using a lap top, cell phone or tablet. 

 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-9pm

October 19,21,26,28

November 2,4,9,11,16,18

This class meets virtually through the ZOOM APP, for this reason participants must have access to a video camera using a lap top, cell phone or tablet. 

Modules run Wednesday-Tuesday

January 26

February 2,9,16,23

March 2, 9,16,23,& 30

Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

April 6,13,20,27

May 4, 11, 18,25

June 1, 8

 

Mondays 6pm-9pm

April 11,18,25

May 2, 9,16, 23

June 6,13,20

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-12pm

May 3,5,10,12,17,19,23,25,31

June 2

Modules run Wednesday-Tuesday

July 12-Sept. 20

 Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm-3pm

July 19, 21

August 2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12pm-3pm

August 9,11,16,18,23,25,30

Sept. 1,13,15

Locations & dates subject to change. Please check often for specific meeting dates and times.
 
PLEASE RETURN ALL PACKETS to Tecta@apsu.edu

Orientation Descriptions:

Orientation Enrollment 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 in which they serve. 
  10. You may e-mail registration packet for each participant  Office email: tecta@apsu.ed
  11. Limit 3 employees per childcare center.
  12. Questions??  Contact the TECTA Office at (931) 221-7585 or email tecta@apsu.edu