Resources for Child Care Providers
Click Here for the Child Care Licensing Rules Guidance Document
The following links lead to helpful information for child care providers:
For information and training related to Child Care EAV Elecronic Reporting -Reporting Child Care Attendance Online click here: Provider EAV and Modernization Information.
Criminal Background Check Transfer (form) - Instructions
Training Opportunities - Initial and ongoing training opportunities are available to help child care professionals meet licensing requirements and become more successful in developing skills for working with children and families.
Before You Begin - Training Standards
Welcome Packets for New Directors and Educators - To support you in your experience and professional development, we offer these packets as a reference for the tools, training, and resources that are available to you as an early childhood professional.
- Director Welcome Packet
- Educator Welcome Packet
- Background Check Information - All individuals working in licensed child care in Tennessee must submit to a criminal history background check through the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).
- Out of State Registry Check
- Criminal Background Check Transfer (form) - Instructions
Childhood Obesity: The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education released national standards for preventing childhood obesity. Information about these standards can be found at: http://nrckids.org .
Serious Injury Incident Report Form - All serious incident and injury reports should be submitted through the eLicenisng provider portal.
Early Childhood Expulsion and Suspension Policy Resources
Developmental Learning Standards
The Benefits of Developmental Monitoring and Screening for Young Children: English, Spanish, Somali, Arabic
Developmental Milestones Checklist https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/pdf/checklists/all_checklists.pdf
If you need assistance related to your child care payment assistance case or if you are a child care provider needing assistance related to the certificate program, please contact the Child Care Payment Assistance Customer Service Line at 1-833-740-1440 or via email at CCPaymentAssist.DHS@tn.gov.
Child care providers should utilize the Child Care Fiscal Hotline for issues related to an EAV that has already been submitted and you have a question about the payment processing or a question about a note added to the EAV by Fiscal. That number is 1-800-362-8004.
To make a request to transfer your child to a new provider, please submit information using this link: https://stateoftennessee.formstack.com/forms/provider_transfer_for