Success Stories

There are many reasons to choose a career in child care. As an educator you get to work daily with young children during their early years, the most pivotal time of their growth and development. This is why academic preparation and ongoing professional development are needed to keep up, not just with the development of children, but also with the requirements for each branch of the child care field.


Success Stories & Case Studies

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    Mary McGoughy

    Ms. Mary McGoughy was the owner of Mary’s Little Hearts until a major car accident in 2015 forced her to close her business and put her education on hold.

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    Anliet Calzadilla

    "This is my passion, and without TECTA's help I could not do it."

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    Abigail, Brooke, and Tiffany

    Abigail, Brooke, and Tiffany, three TECTA supported students, are taking classes at Walters State Community College.

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    Elaine Martin

    "TECTA has done so much and provided so many resources to help me be a better child care provider!"

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  • TECTA Launches Revamped Website to Enhance Early Childhood Education Professional Development
    Oct. 25, 2023

    In a significant step toward providing accessible and affordable professional development opportunities, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) has unveiled its revamped website, offering a seamless and user-friendly experience […]

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