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Announcing Our New Tactical Literacy Team
At Chattanooga 2.0, we’re working toward a major goal: dramatically increasing the number of our third- through fifth- grade children reading and writing on grade level by 2030. Ambitious? Yes. Achievable? YES! Currently, six out of every ten elementary students in Hamilton County Schools are not…
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PROJECT OVERVIEW Early Matters is seeking proposals from accredited and qualified higher education institutions located in Hamilton County, Tennessee to administer and provide undergraduate level coursework in Early Childhood Education and Development to selected early childhood educators or prospective early childhood educators for the 2023-24 school year. ABOUT…
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Join the Child Care Workforce and Receive Funding Support
CHATTANOOGA, TN — A group of Chattanooga leaders is encouraging residents to take up the call to join the child care workforce. The Chattanooga 2.0 working group called Early Matters is focused on strengthening the early childhood systems in Hamilton County, TN. One of the strategies is designed…
Welcome Our New Team Member, Dr. Andrew Hudson!
Chattanooga 2.0 is excited to announce Dr. Andrew Hudson is joining our team as our new Director of Viable Pathways. Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in education and workforce development. Throughout his career, from teaching at an Ivy League university, to working as a carpenter on…
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The Business of Child Care
By now, you’ve probably seen dozens, if not hundreds, of headlines about the child care crisis in America. Families are struggling to find quality, affordable care options for their children. It’s a problem that’s trapping families, employers, and child care providers in a troubling equation: parents…
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A Positive, Impactful Start to 2023
Chattanooga 2.0 is a coalition of organizations with a backbone team that helps coordinate and drive collaborative work from birth to career in Hamilton County, Tennessee. This year, our small, but mighty, team has been working with community leaders and organizations to roll out strategies and…


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