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August 2022


The state of Tennessee is seeking public feedback on the Tennessee Child Care Task Force’s Interim Progress Report. In particular, they are soliciting input on child care access, affordability, quality and governance/regulation. Public comments will be accepted via a survey submission

Tennesseans for Quality Early Education is excited to join forces with partners across the state to launch Loud Voices for Little Kids – a campaign driven by advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations, early educators, business leaders, parents and concerned citizens dedicated

Following the Tennessee Department of Human Services’ announcement that it has increased child care reimbursement rates by 20 percent for providers participating in the Child Care Certificate Program, Tennesseans for Quality Early Education issues the following statement from President and

The second year of the 112th Tennessee General Assembly ended last week, and we’re proud of what we achieved together on behalf of Tennessee’s littlest learners. THANK YOU for creating a powerful movement to make early care and education a

Friends, These past couple of months have been inspiring. Together, we've made it clear we won’t sit on the sidelines while thousands of Tennessee families are relegated to Pre-K waitlists that never pan out. THANK YOU for taking action in support

Read more about several bills we support and are keeping a close eye on. These are updates as of March 31, 2022. SB2179/HB2201 – Under this legislation, as amended, 40% of the revenues generated through sports gambling would be dedicated for

Tennesseans for Quality Early Education supports SB 2179 / HB2201 Tennesseans for Quality Early Education today announced support for SB 2179 / HB 2201. Sponsored by Sen. Ferrell Haile and Rep. Rebecca Alexander,  the legislation would redirect sports gambling revenues to

Tennesseans for Quality Early Education issues statement on Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement formula Following the announcement of the legislation for the new student-based funding formula known as the Tennessee Investment in Student Achievement (TISA) formula, Tennesseans for Quality Early Education

In January 2022, researchers Dale Farran, Mark Lipsey, Kelley Durkin and Sarah Wiesen released the latest findings of a multi-year study following children who participated in Tennessee’s Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program in 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years. In sum, the

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