Making a Change
Today, the majority of Tennessee’s third graders aren’t proficient at reading or math. Yet we know that children who struggle by 3rd grade are significantly less likely to graduate high school and achieve economic success.
TQEE is improving academic achievement by advancing effective early education policy in Tennessee.
Supported by Leaders You Trust
The efforts of TQEE are supported by industry professionals,
families & thought leaders in Tennessee.
Cushman & Wakefield
Quality early education has the potential to change lives. An overwhelming amount of research supports investment in early education because of its impact on wages, crime and quality of life.
Knoxville Police Chief
I am proud to support the work of TQEE. Law enforcement leaders see firsthand and the research is clear that high-quality early learning programs set our children up for success and can steer kids away from crime.
Dr. Amy Doran
Early Childhood Coordinator
Kingsport City Schools
My work with high-quality teachers & programs has shown we need more, not less early education. We maintain a waiting list for our programs, which leaves no doubt of the need for quality pre-k programs.
Broad Ave. Baptist
In my 20 years as a pastor, I have experienced the meaningful impact of quality child care and Pre-K. We have a moral responsibility to provide these opportunities to allow our children to escape poverty.