Department Of Human Services Seeks Input To Improve Child Care

Thursday, March 1, 2018

 As part of an ongoing effort to raise the quality of child care services, the Tennessee Department of Human Services is planning eight focus group meetings across the state. 

These events will give the TDHS an opportunity to discuss the various needs of stakeholders who provide or support child care in Tennessee and benefit from a federal program called the Child Care and Development Fund. Information gathered during these meetings will be used to help develop the State’s CCDF Plan. 

DHS Child Care Services Program will conduct the focus groups to discuss the Child Care and Development Fund Plan Preprint to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families for funding the Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2021.  

The Child Care and Development Fund provides funding to state programs that offer assistance to families with low-income through subsidized child care, activities and services to improve the quality and availability of child care, and the regulation of child care agencies throughout the state.  Services are provided either directly by the state or through contracts with local governments and non-profit agencies. 

Thursday,

March 8, 2018

Monday,

March 12, 2018

Tuesday,

March 13, 2018

Thursday,

March 15, 2018

Session 1:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Time

 

Session 2:

6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Central Time

 

Christ Church Bartlett

 

5955 Yale Rd.

Bartlett, TN 38134

 

Gymnasium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Eastern Time

 

Session 2:

6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Eastern Time

 

Tennessee State Office Building

 

Pellissippi State Community College

 

7175 Strawberry Plains Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914

 

Conference Room A - 3rd Floor

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Eastern Time

 

Session 2:

6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Eastern Time

 

St. John United Methodist Church

 

3921 Murray Hills Drive,

Chattanooga, TN 37416

 

Auditorium

 

Parking is available on the Melinda Drive and Murray Hills Drive side of the building.

 

 

Session 1:

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Central Time

 

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc.

 

937 Herman Street, Nashville, TN 37208

 

Rooms 120/121

 

 

Session 2:

6:30PM - 8:30 PM

Central Time

 

TSU Avon Williams Campus

 

330 10th Ave. North

Nashville, TN

37203

 

Auditorium


Note that there are two sessions scheduled on each day.  The information discussed during each session will be the same.  An evening session is being offered to accommodate anyone who is not able to attend during the day. Also note that the sessions in Nashville are at two different locations. 

Information concerning the focus groups should be addressed to Tasha Owens-Green, director of Child Care Services, or David Shirk, coordinator II, Tennessee Department of Human Services, 400 Deaderick Street, 8th Floor, Nashville, TN  37243. Or send e-mail to: Tasha.Owens-Green@tn.gov or David.Shirk@tn.gov   

The FY 2019-2021 CCDF Plan Preprint is available at:  http://tn.gov/humanservices/topic/child-care-services 

Comments or questions about the preprint may also be sent to: ChildCareServices.DHS@tn.gov 

Any individual with a disability who wishes to participate in this public meeting should contact DHS in person, in writing, or by telephone prior to the public meeting date to discuss any auxiliary aids or services needed to facilitate such participation. 



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