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TECPAC

What is the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential (TECPAC)?

The Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential is the recognition awarded to early childhood administrators who have demonstrated the specific competencies for effective leadership and management through academics, experiences, and portfolio assessment.

For more info, please read the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential brochure.

For renewal info, please read the Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential Renewal brochure.

Why does Tennessee need a state issued Administrator Credential?

State leadership at the Department of Human Services acknowledges the well-documented relationship between overall administrative practices and quality outcomes for children and families. The state credential provides another level of recognition as part of the quality rating system.

 

Will the Administrator Credential help me earn national accreditation?

Yes. Early Childhood program administrators who have earned a state issued Administrator Credential, have multiple years of experience, and at minimum an Associate’s Degree will be able to meet the alternate pathway required for NAEYC accreditation standards.

 

To apply, select your TECPAC Site from the list below:

Austin Peay State University

Chattanooga State Community College

Dyersburg State Community College

East Tennessee State University

Roane State Community College

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Tennessee State University

Tennessee Tech University

The Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential is administered by Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance, Approved by Tennessee Board of Regents and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and funded by Tennessee Department of Human Services.

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