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mailing Address:
P.O. Box 120096
Nashville, TN 37212

office manager:
Lori DuBois
local: 615-279-0111
fax: 615-457-1388


Public Policy – Update

Phil Acord                         ppasb4@aol.com
Rhonda Laird                    rhonda.laird@vanderbilt.edu
Stewart Clifton                  stewartclifton@comcast.net

List of important links for public policy:
 (please create links to each of these websites…thanks)
www.tennessee.gov – For information on the state’s pre-k programs
www.prekfortn.com – for information on the Tennessee’s Alliance and new pre-k legislation for all 4 year olds.
www.votesmart.org – this website will help you identify your elected officials.
www.TNPreK.org – for information on the Governor’s new pre-k legislation for all 4 year olds.
www.results.gpponline.org – The Government Performance Project—this site shows the state’s report card.
www.TNDisabilityMegaConference.org – The third annual Disability Mega Conference to be held.

Public Policy Agenda

Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children
2011 Session of the Tennessee General Assembly

High Quality Voluntary Pre Kindergarten
TAEYC supports continued present funding for Pre Kindergarten in a variety of settings, including Head Start, Public School, Private child care settings (both center and family homes) and faith based centers.

Fee System Support for working families
TAEYC supports additional funding to non-TANF low income working families, to increase the number of children served and the fair-market reimbursement rates to providers. This is especially true in the infant and toddler age groups.

Quality Rating Improvement System
TAEYC supports continual improvement of the voluntary, market-driven quality rating improvement system, to provide parents with a tool for selecting high-quality early childhood care and education programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Children’s Health Initiative
TAEYC supports the development of a comprehensive program to insure Tennessee’s children receive immunizations and learn healthy exercise and eating habits to prevent childhood obesity.

Social and Emotional Development in early childhood education
TAEYC supports the CSEFEL program to promote and improve outcomes of young children's social and emotional development. The Center will then work with professional organizations and child care providers to ensure the use of the evidence-based practices.

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Public Policy Chairs
Rhonda Laird, President, TAEYC
Public Policy Chair: Phil Acord


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