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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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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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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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Defining School Readiness in Northeast TN

Bright Start Northeast TN is cheering 18 School Districts. After two years of collaborative work, the Northeast TN Consortium of school districts has adopted a shared definition of school readiness and a universal screener tool for the region. Our hats are off to all the collaborators on this monumental project — especially Niswonger Foundation, Ballad…

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Jenny White
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Become a Loud Voice

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