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TN Voter Survey: Five Things You Need To Know

About the Poll Since 2017, TQEE has regularly commissioned Public Opinion Strategies to survey Tennessee voters to gauge support for policy proposals to improve early education outcomes.    The December 2022 poll results highlight voter concern about student performance in reading and math, while also showing Republicans and Democrats are united in their support for prioritizing investments…

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Blair Taylor
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Know Before You Vote

Early voting has begun for state legislative primary elections – so you have between now and August 1 to make your voice heard! Be sure to vote….but before you do, ask the candidates where they stand on prioritizing early care and education. Are they aligned with Tennessee voters about the importance of investments in our…

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Jenny White
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Brain Building Through Play: A Fun Guide for Families

Hey there, Tennessee families! Do you ever find yourself wondering if all those blocks, puzzles, and dress-up clothes are really doing anything for your child besides cluttering your living room? Well, guess what? They’re doing a whole lot more than you might think! Let’s dive into the magic of play and how it’s not just…

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Blair Taylor
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Donate to Support TN Kids

Invest in a Tennessee where children get the early care and education they need to power our state’s future. We’re proud to champion quality early childhood education for our great state of Tennessee, and with your help we’re accelerating progress. Your contribution fuels the front lines of the movement. Together, we are making a difference.

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Jenny White
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Nominate an early educator!

Early educators are the unsung heroes shaping Tennessee’s future. They nurture our youngest learners during their most critical developmental years, laying the foundation for lifelong success. Now, it’s time to recognize Tennessee’s exceptional teachers through the Tennessee Early Educator Award! The impact of quality early education is profound. Children who receive high-quality early care and…

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Jenny White
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Don’t forget to vote early or Aug 1!

Hey parents, grandparents, educators, and early childhood advocates! Want to make a real difference in your community? Here’s a hot tip: your vote can shape the future of early education in Tennessee. Early voting has started for Tennessee state legislative primary elections! To find out where your voting location is, to learn who is running,…

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Blair Taylor
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Tell legislators: Invest in kids!

TCAP scores are in, and while there’s some progress still 60% of 3rd grade children are not proficient in reading and math. This alarming statistic isn’t just a number—it represents thousands of children who may well struggle to succeed for the duration of school and beyond. The key to turning this around is ensuring more…

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Blair Taylor
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Turn on the Subtitles!

The Subtitle Solution: How a Simple Switch Can Supercharge Childhood Literacy In a world where screens reign supreme, an unexpected hero has emerged in the quest to boost childhood literacy: subtitles. Yes, those often-overlooked lines of text at the bottom of the screen may just hold the key to unlocking a world of words for…

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Lunch ‘n’ Learn – July 26th

Don’t miss our July 26th Lunch ‘n’ Learn!  Our topic is “Defining and Measuring School Readiness” and we’ll have a discussion with the Northeast TN team that just had a breakthrough.  Plus we’ll hear from Chattanooga / Hamilton County’s Early Matters team on the progress they’ve made on k-readiness. Register here.

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Jonathan Scoonover
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Nominate an Early Educator

Early educators, you are the unsung heroes shaping Tennessee’s future. You nurture our youngest learners during their most critical developmental years, laying the foundation for lifelong success. Now, it’s time to celebrate you through the first annual Tennessee Early Educator Awards! Early Educators, your impact is profound. We see your hard work, creativity, dedication often…

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Jenny White
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Become a Loud Voice

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