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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 Student Success Story: Dovie Mabe

Dovie began with TECTA Orientation in September 2015. She started classes toward CDA coursework at Roane State in Spring 2016. She was awarded her CDA on February 2017 and is working on her Technical Certificate in ECED.

"TECTA funding has been a great help to me throughout this year. It enabled me to further my education with financial help while receiving support from their staff. They go way beyond just monetary help. Every encounter I have with the staff gives me the encouragement I need to keep going and gives the confidence that this was something that I can accomplish. Thanks to TECTA, I am looking forward to furthering my education more." - Dovie Mabe

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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