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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)
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Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)


  • If you would be willing to show your support for TECTA and the valuable training that it's given to you or your staff please contact for further information. We would love to hear 'success stories' or stories on how TECTA has change the way you work or helped your child care facility become the best that they can be! Thank you for your support!
  • For more information on the CDA process, please attend one of our next CDA Workgroups. Please email or call 865-481-2034 for the exact room number location and dates.

TECTA is a statewide system established to provide affordable professional development with academic degree credit possibilities for Tennessee's early childhood education personnel. The TECTA system is funded through and dependent upon annual grants from the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) to Tennessee State University (TSU) Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences.

Mission Statement

TECTA's Vision

TECTA Provides

TECTA Success Story

"My name is Billy Fields and I am starting a new education and career path this year. I am a US Army Combat Veteran, a single father of two, and I am currently working as a teaching assistant at the Oak Ridge City Schools Preschool. It has been a few years since I was college student and as I began the process of taking classes at Roane State, I had no idea where to begin or what to do. The TECTA advisors helped me from the very beginning by providing guidance on what classes to take and what available funding options there are. I am so thankful for the help that I have received! The TECTA Orientation was fun and informative and got me comfortable going to class; and the work groups are helping me to make my portfolio for my CDA. I plan to finish my CDA classes December 2017 and graduate with my Associates Degree in December 2018."

TECTA at RSCC is funded by Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Department of Human Services.

Tennessee State University Center of Excellence for Learning Services

For more information on additional TECTA sites and resources, please visit our state website at

Please visit the TECTA at RSCC facebook page.


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