Join 28,047 TQEE Coalition Members

and support early education in Tennessee

Our Priorities

icon-engaged

Engaged & Empowered Parents

icon-quality

Quality & Affordable Child Care

icon-grades

Excellent Early Grades Teaching

icon-accountability

Strong Accountability Systems

Tennessee’s Education Foundation Needs Repair

A strong early education foundation, birth through 3rd grade, is the key to academic achievement, workforce success, and economic prosperity.

That’s why we’re deeply concerned that 2/3rds of Tennessee’s third graders are not proficient in reading and math.

TQEE is a bipartisan coalition of Tennesseans fighting to remedy that.

Our Poll

Tennesseans across party lines agree: Early Education is Key

2019 Tennessee Early Education Poll

Lend Your Voice to Help Shape Tennesee's Future

TQEE is a bipartisan coalition of Tennesseans fighting to ensure our children get the quality early education they need to power our state's future.

Tennessee's Educational Foundation Needs You

A prosperous Tennessee starts with a strong foundation. Join our mission to support early education and provide the building blocks for Tennessee's future.

Join 28,047 TQEE Coalition Members

and support early education in Tennessee

Change
TENNESSEANS

Leaders We Trust

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.

Keith Norman
Senior Pastor Broad Ave. Baptist

Leaders We Trust

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.

Dr. Amy Doran
Early Childhood Coordinator Kingsport City Schools

Leaders We Trust

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.

Larry Jensen
CEO Cushman & Wakefield

Leaders We Trust

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.

David Rausch
Director of TN Bureau of Investigations

Leaders We Trust

Recruiting new businesses to our region depends on a skilled workforce. Development of essential workforce skills begins in the earliest years of a child’s life when the brain is developing the most.

Rev. Kenneth Robinson, MD
CEO United Way of Mid-South

Leaders We Trust

Recruiting new businesses to our region depends on a skilled workforce. Development of essential workforce skills begins in the earliest years of a child’s life when the brain is developing the most.

Beth Rhinehart
CEO, Bristol Chamber of Commerce

Support Early Childhood Education in Tennessee!

TQEE TQEE TQEE
X
Support TQEE - Like Our Site!