Administration Office
3251 Poplar Ave.,
Ste 200
Memphis, TN 38111-3613

Macon Cove Campus
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693

Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322

Fayette Center

Gill Center

Millington Center

Southeast Center

Whitehaven Center

901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu

DATE: January 7, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338, or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

Southwest's TECTA Provides Free Training for Child Care Workers

Southwest Tennessee Community College is offering 30 hours of free training for individuals who work with children at day care centers, licensed child care homes, and registered child care homes. This community outreach initiative is provided through the Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA). The classes are held at the Union Avenue Campus, 737 Union Avenue.

This innovative program is designed to give specialized training for various types of child care. TECTA presents workshops for Infant - Toddler Care, Center - Based Care, Family Child Care, School - Age Care, and Administrators of Centers.

The program also offers technical assistance to any licensed or registered child care home, Child Care Development Scholarships for TECTA students, and consulting support for facilities that are seeking national accreditation. All of these services are available at absolutely no cost for the client.

With 13,000 students, Southwest is the fourth largest institute of higher learning in the state. Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities of Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region.

For additional information concerning TECTA, call the College at 901/333-5104, or 901/333-5533.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.