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www.kidcentraltn.com
Led by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam. This new website provides information on health, education, development and support to Tennessee families, as well as searchable State Services Directory.  Families can create a private Profile to receive information tailored to the specific needs of their child.  The kidcentraltn Mobile App allows families to receive important updates, search hundreds of state services, store their child's emergency contacts, school and/or child care information at their fingertips, and share data with relatives, babysitters, or other caregivers, as they see fit.
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ASSESSMENT & LICENSING LINKS
  • TN-ELDS - Tennessee Early Learning Developmental  Standards
Revised TN-ELDS for 4 year olds
  • TN-ELDS Documentation Form - Link to the documentation form that you can use to document the use of TN-ELDS in your program.  This form is used for the School-age Developmental Standards as well.
  • TN Star Quality - Current updates on Assessment notes, 8-step diapering and 2-step sanitizing procedures

PROVIDER RESOURCES LINKS
USDA Milk Requirements as of October 1, 2011
  • Childcare -- Brings all federal agency resources about child care together in one place
  • Childcare Aware -- Lots of very helpful information about locating, choosing and evaluating child caregivers
  • IRS-  Alison Broady, IRS Stakeholder Liaison- Mid-South Area, Nashville, TN
    Child Care Tax Center- This center contains information tailored for child and day care
    providers
    Small Business and Self Employed Tax Center- Small businesses and the self-employed                                                         will find this tax center informative and easy to navigate
     IRS Publications for Small Businesses - A list of useful publications
  • Red Leaf Press -- Helpful resources and information on the business aspect of family child care
  • Scholastic -- Full of great ideas for children of all ages
  • TN Head Start --Focuses on improving the lives of low-income children by providing quality comprehensive child development services that are family focused
  • Voluntary Pre-K -- At-risk 4-year-old children receive experiences to succeed in kindergarten
  • Zero To Three -- Professionals from many different fields support the healthy development of young children.
  • Zero To Three Presidential Agenda - An exciting new campaign to inform Presidential candidates about the various ways in which they can help support families meet the unique needs of infants and toddlers.

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