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Wilson County Parents “Beyond Grateful” for Tennessee Pre-K

Education

Wilson County Parents “Beyond Grateful” for Tennessee Pre-K

How does Pre-K impact the lives of the children and families that participate? A group of Wilson County parents recently wrote letters to Lebanon Special School District leaders with their enthusiastic description of how the experience has advanced their children’s development and prepared their children to succeed when they attend kindergarten. “My kids attending her […]

Great Pre-k Teachers Turn Play Into Powerful Early Learning

Education

Great Pre-k Teachers Turn Play Into Powerful Early Learning

About two minutes into a conversation with Lenoir City Schools teacher and Preschool Program Director Melody Hobbs, you start to realize how much she has invested in learning how preschoolers work. “I love the four-year-old mind. I mean, it’s not three and it’s not five. Right?” Hobbs says with a laugh. “I mean, it’s just […]

Beyond ”Thank You”

Parenting

Beyond ”Thank You”

We found this great article from PBS and thought you’d appreciate the useful tips and info – including how to make a gratitude jar! According to the Harvard University Healthbeat, “Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.” For young children, gratitude looks like […]

I did it!

Parenting

I did it!

Sometimes a picture says a lot. Hunter is building a tower out of colored blocks with his mom and his friend Tevri at home. It’s a photo that was years in the making, in part because of his involvement in one of Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s most successful development programs.  The “I did it” badge […]

Congratulations Governor-elect Lee!

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Congratulations Governor-elect Lee!

TQEE congratulates Bill Lee on his election victory and stands ready to work with the new governor and the Tennessee General Assembly to improve the state’s public education system. “Throughout the campaign, Bill Lee expressed a commitment to prioritize education for the success of our citizens and communities, and we are excited to work with […]

27 Tennessee Mayors…and Growing…Join Early Childhood Coalition

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27 Tennessee Mayors…and Growing…Join Early Childhood Coalition

Expressing concern that a majority of Tennessee third-graders are not proficient in reading and math, mayors from across rural West Tennessee have formed a coalition to support the advancement of early education. “It is a fact of life that to attract good paying jobs to our area, we must have a skilled workforce. What many […]

24-7-365 Childcare Supports Families in 21st Century Work World

Education

24-7-365 Childcare Supports Families in 21st Century Work World

How do you support a child? The answer is a little different now than in 1872, the year a group of women from Chattanooga churches opened a food and clothing pantry for orphaned girls. The Chambliss Center has seen its mission change from pantry to orphanage to shelter to group home and finally, today, to […]

Starting at Home: Improving Early Learning Via Home Visits

Education

Starting at Home: Improving Early Learning Via Home Visits

Jennifer Pignolet of the Memphis Commercial Appeal wrote a terrific article last week describing Porter Leath’s home visiting program and its impact. Read her article HERE. We’ve also written a blog post about a family served through Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee’s early home visiting program, which you can read HERE. Home visiting professionals visit families in […]

Pop Quiz for Gubernatorial Candidates

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Pop Quiz for Gubernatorial Candidates

The candidates for governor debated this past Tuesday in Kingsport, and the Tri-Cities community sent a message they want Early Education at the top of the agenda. The Kingsport Times News ran a front page article on the day of the debate citing local leaders urging the candidates to make early education a priority. Beth […]

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