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TECTA at the Dyersburg State Community College's Gibson County Center


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TECTA Contact Information

The Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA)

Kelly Tivey, TECTA Director

Donna Hunter, TECTA Support Staff

Fax: 731-855-4865


TECTA orientation is the bridge to all other services we can provide to individuals.

CDA Credential

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is a national credential issued by the Council for Professional Development in Washington, D.C.

Academic Courses

College academic courses that you will need to complete for a CDA, certificate, or degree.


The Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC) is a state awarded credential which can provide another level of recognition as part of the quality rating system.

National Accreditation

If you have been in operation a minimum of at least one year and are Tennessee licensed then you may be eligible for training, consultation, and fee assistance (when available).


TECTA at Dyersburg State Community College is funded by the Center of Excellence for Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.