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 Department of Human Services. For additional information about the TECTA program, visit the statewide web site at www.tecta.info.
TECTA orientation is the bridge to all other services we can provide to individuals. Any participant interested in scholarship funding, CDA assistance of any kind, or accreditation is required to attend the 30 hours of free training.
Students are eligible to pursue courses to complete the CDA requirements, a technical certificate in early childhood education, an Associates of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in Early Childhood, and continue to the four year college of your choice.
The Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC) is the recognition awarded to early childhood administrators who have demonstrated the specific competencies for effective leadership and management through academics, experiences, and portfolio assessment. This state awarded credential provides another level of recognition as part of the quality rating system.
Accreditation means operating your childcare program based on nationally set standards and state licensing requirements. 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).
Kelly Tivey, Site Coordinator
Donna Hunter, Data Support
Michelle Ciapponi, Specialist