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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) at APSU

TECTA at APSU is a grant within the Martha Dickerson Eriksson College of Education. We provide high-quality professional development opportunities and experiences for early childhood professionals working in Tennessee.

Our office is located in the Sexton Building, (637 North 8th Street), on the campus of Austin Peay State University.

TECTA at APSU serves the following counties: Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Stewart and Wayne.

Who Is Eligible?

All Tennessee residents who are employed in a DHS licensed family or group home, or licensed childcare center in Tennessee are eligible to participate. 

TECTA Career Lattice

Click here to view TECTA's Career Lattice

TECTA Mission Statement

To expand opportunities for early childhood professionals through career development and higher education support.

TECTA Vision Statement

To provide professional development that nurtures the growth of individuals in a community of learners through an articulated statewide higher education system, resulting in the highest quality early childhood experiences for all of Tennessee's children.