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APSU TECTA presents $5,000 grant to library for early childhood

Austin Peay State UniversityTo ensure that early childhood educators have professional resources available, the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) at Austin Peay State University has awarded $5,000 to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library to purchase additional materials for the early childhood community.

TECTA presented the grant to the library July 20th.

(From left) Participating in a grant presentation from Austin Peay State University TECTA to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library were Claudia Rodriguez, TECTA coordinator; Dr. Linda A. Sitton, TECTA director; Pam Murphy, public library director; and Jean Nichols, director of the children’s library.
(From left) Participating in a grant presentation from Austin Peay State University TECTA to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library were Claudia Rodriguez, TECTA coordinator; Dr. Linda A. Sitton, TECTA director; Pam Murphy, public library director; and Jean Nichols, director of the children’s library.

The materials will be housed in the children’s section of the public library in an area designated as Early Childhood Professional Resources. Resources cover numerous topics, such as early childhood curriculum, screening and assessment in early childhood, environments, parenting, guidance, health and safety practices, and child care business management.

Previously, TECTA awarded $2,000 and $3,000 several years ago. With the most recent grant, the TECTA program at APSU has provided a total of $10,000 in resources to the early childhood community.

TECTA represents the first statewide early childhood training and professional recognition system in the nation administered by higher education to include orientation training through advanced degree programs. The TECTA statewide training system is based upon the belief that early childhood education personnel need professional knowledge and skills to provide appropriate care for young children.  The primary goal is improving the quality of early childhood education by providing articulated preparation programs. 

For more information about TECTA, call 931-221-7585.

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