TSU Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership

little boy Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships bring together the best of two worlds by combining the strengths of Early Head Start and child care programs by providing high quality full year, full-day, services for qualified families with comprehensive services and resources for all including families experiencing homelessness, children in foster care, and families with children with disabilities.  

 

 

 

 

Child Care Partner Sites

 

Davidson County

Trinity Way
Enrichment Center
2600 Heiman St.
Nashville, TN 37208
615-254-9845
Director: Katina Henderson

Mini Rock Stars
Child Care Center
3123 Kings Lane
Nashville, TN 37218
615-920-5178
Director: Donte Cleaves

Unique Kids Child Care
1828 Old Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217  
(615) 866-9687
Director: Dominique Gill

 

OPENING SOON!
Tennessee State University
Early Learning Center
3098 John A Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209 

 

Rutherford County

Wee Care Day Care Center
510 S. Hancock St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
615-890-4317
Director: Rochelle Smith

 

Are You Interested in Enrolling Your Child?

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Here is what you will need to apply for an available child care slot:

  • TennCare card and any other insurance cards for each child
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate (can be official copy or Mother’s Copy)
  • Proof of income, including:
    • W-2
    • Income tax forms
    • Check Stubs
    • Child support documentation
    • Public Assistance (SSI, TANF, SNAP)
  • Driver’s License
  • Proof of Address
  • Name, address, and telephone number of at least three emergency contact persons
  • Child's Immunization Records

Here is the form to complete to apply for an available child care slot:

form Early Head Start Referral Form

To apply, fax or email the Completed Referral Form to:

Kiaya Caine, Family Service Worker
Davidson County
615-277-1635
kcaine@tnstate.edu


Lisa Jackson, Family Service Worker
Rutherford County
615-277-1683
ljacks81@tnstate.edu

Are You Interested in Joining the Child Care Partnership Program?

mini rock stars

Local child care programs can apply to join our partnership to provide full-day, full-year comprehensive services that meet the needs of low-income working families. Programs can use Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) including co-payments and Early Head Start funding to fund child care services for each fiscal year beginning August 1st and ending July 1st.

As a partner program, you must:

  • Adhere to State Child Care Licensing Regulations Participate in CACFP
  • Manage a budget with multiple funding sources
  • Participate in the Child Care Certificate program

 For a full list of qualifications, view the full Request for Proposals (RFP).

For more information about the Tennessee State University Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Program contact:

Altie Y. Jordan, Assistant Director
Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
615-364-7718
ajorda49@tnstate.edu

 

Are You Interested in Working at a Child Care Partnership Site?

reading to kids

The child care partnership sites are always looking for highly qualified early educators. All positions require a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED and an Infant/Toddler Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). An Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education is preferred.

All child care partnership sites are listed above.

For a full list of qualifications, view the job description here.

For more information about available employment opportunities, contact:

Altie Y. Jordan, Assistant Director
Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
615-364-7718
ajorda49@tnstate.edu