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UT Social Work Supports Families with Child Care Quality Initiatives

Childcare Initiatives

UT-SWORPS: Child Care Quality Initiatives

In 2001, UT’s Social Work Office of Research & Public Service (SWORPS) created a child care quality unit at the request of the Tennessee Department of Human Services to support the child care improvement efforts mandated by a state law (T.C.A. §71-3-502) passed earlier that year. The law led to the creation of the Tennessee Child Care Report Card and Star-Quality Program.

Child Care Report Card & Star Quality Program

The Tennessee Department of Human Services website for the Child Care Report Card and the Star Quality Program, with many additional links to further resources and information.

Safe, Smart, & Happy Kids

Information for Tennessee’s Licensed Child Care Providers about the Child Care Report Card and Star-Quality Program

Signal Centers: Child Care Resources & Referral Network

Signal Centers provides the management, fiscal and administrative services for eight Child Care Resource and Referral Centers across the entire State of Tennessee. These eight centers are collectively referred to as the Child Care Resource and Referral Network. The mission of Signal Centers’ Child Care Resource and Referral Network is to provide resources for parents/caregivers, child care professionals, employers and the community that support quality care and development of children. See also: Child Care Resource & Referral, Tennessee Network http://www.tnccrr.org/

Parents Know, Kids Grow

Serves parents, grandparents, and others concerned about raising children by providing resources and information about children’s safety, well-being, and learning. Covers such topics as finding the best child care, creating a safe-sleep environment, and childhood development. See latest research-based articles, videos, and additional resources.

UT-SWORPS: Child Care Quality Initiatives were nominated as Partnerships that Make a Difference. Click here to read more.