LOOKING FOR CHILD CARE RESOURCES? Quality of early childhood learning directly influences a child’s short- and long-term intellectual development. Memphis area parents have a variety of tools at their fingertips that can assist with selecting the right child care center.
The Tennessee Child Care Resource and Referral Network aids parents looking for child care facilities in the Memphis area. You can contact them at 901-287-4748 or online at www.tnccrr.org.
The Department of Human Services provides a free guide and parent workbook called, A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Quality Child Care in Tennessee, which can be found at www.tennessee. gov/humanservices/article/resources-for-parents
The state’s Star Quality Ratings lists centers that provide services beyond the minimum licensing standards. The star ratings can be viewed at www.tnstarquality.org by clicking on “find a child care provider.”
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) lists facilities that meet its quality standards on www.naeyc.org.
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