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How to Learn More

This site and the Internet contain more information to help child care providers. Check out some of the items below that can help you find out more about the Tennessee child care licensing programs and more about quality child care in general.

blue star (no functionality)Visit TDHS Online

Visit the TDHS Child Care web page. There you can find a wealth of information about . . .

  • training, technical assistance, grants and other resources
  • licensure rules for child care providers
  • food program
  • loan assistance

. . .and even information for parents.

blue star (no functionality)Ask-a-Question

Submit your program question or comment to the Tennessee Assessment Anchors.

blue star (no functionality)Links to Other Sources

Visit the Links page for more information from the federal government, from studies and universities, from other states, and from private agencies concerned with quality child care.

blue star (no functionality)Phone Numbers

Contact your local DHS Assessment Unit for more information about program assessments.

Contact your local DHS child care licensing office.

Contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral Center for more information about developmentally appropriate child care and finding child care.

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