Hamilton County, TN’s Early Childhood System

Below is a list of the local organizations and programs that make up our local early childhood system.

The list is not exhaustive, so if we missed your initiative, please let us know.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD DOMAINEXISTING PROGRAMS / INITIATIVESIMPACTED MEASURE OF SUCCESS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesCatholic Charities SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChattanooga BasicsSKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChattanooga Basics - 5 simple child development tactics for every adult who interacts with childrenPOSITIVE PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIONS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChattanooga Down Syndrome Society, free STEP TrainingSUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChattanooga Public Library story time programsPOSITIVE PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIONS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChattanooga Public Library Storytime ProgramsREADING WITH CHILDREN
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesChildren’s Advocacy Center and coordination with local PoliceSAFE AT HOME
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesCollege Advisement Mentors (CAM) through the PEF Gateway scholars programSUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesCreative Discovery Museum Parent InternsSUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesDolly Parton’s Imagination Library fulfilled by Signal CentersREADING WITH CHILDREN
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesFamily Connects feasibility study by the CitySUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesFamily ForwardSUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesFamily Forward (formerly Baby University)SAFE AT HOME
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesLa Paz Promotores program SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesMonthly Free Nights offered at Creative Discovery MuseumPOSITIVE PARENT/CHILD INTERACTIONS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesNurture the Next home visitingSAFE AT HOME
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesNurture the Next, PAFT, SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesNurturing Parent 6-week Classes at PFCASKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesRead 20 free books & read aloudsREADING WITH CHILDREN
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesSocial Emotional & Academic Development (SEAD) Framework at Hamilton County SchoolsSAFE AT HOME
Supported Families & and Supportive CommunitiesThe former Early Matters Hospital Visitation Program SKILLED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE PARENTS
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentCatholic Charities providing support to pregnant momsHEALTHY BIRTH WEIGHT
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentEarly Childhood Health Equity working group nutrition needs assessment PHYSICAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentErlanger Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP)HEALTHY BIRTH WEIGHT
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentEvidence-based home visitation programs like Nurture the Next, CHANT, and Nurse Family HEALTHY BIRTH WEIGHT
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentFamily Forward (formerly Baby University)HEALTHY BIRTH WEIGHT
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentHamilton County Schools (HCS) Howard Health Clinic PHYSICAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentHamilton County Schools Multi-Tiered Systems of SupportSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentHead Start partners with Colgate trucks for dental educationORAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentHealth Dept. dental sealant program ORAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentHelen Ross McNabb Therapeutic PreschoolEARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentMNGK Garvey program, teaching music and movement in child carePHYSICAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentPanorama social-emotional learning measurement tool  given to HCS studentsSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentPaper Tiger ACEs Documentary ScreeningsSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentPreschool Assessment & Learning Services Center (PALS)  HCS assessment departmentEARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentSocial Emotional & Academic Development (SEAD) Framework at HCSSOCIAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentTN Early Intervention ServicesEARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentVision Screenings & Referral to Lions ClubsORAL HEALTH
Physical Health, Mental Health & DevelopmentYMCA Nutrition grant to assess local child care programsPHYSICAL HEALTH
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsACEs awareness training by Early Matters working group to teacher and parent groups all over the countyPOSITIVE EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CLIMATE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsShared Service Alliance housed at Chambliss Center for ChildrenHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsChild Care Provider Network ChAEYCHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsCity’s OEL provider Financial literacy training and relationship introduction to local funders HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsCity’s OEL racial equity training for teachersHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsCommunity Schools & Community ForwardREGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsConnected Literacy Tutoring (Urban League)GRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsCreative Curriculum investment and implementation training by the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Early Learning for 50 child care providers in 2019HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsCreative Discovery Museum’s STEAM Fellows programHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsDolly Parton Imagination Library (Signal Centers)GRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsGEAR UP Camp through Univ. of TN at ChattanoogaSUMMER LEARNING
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS and Early Matters “Camp K”GRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS EdConnectGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS Field Trips for vocabulary expansionREGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS First Day Ready / Countdown to KindergartenREGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS Summer ReachSUMMER LEARNING
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsHCS’s RTI and Multi-Tiered Support SystemsGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsJohnson Foundation grant for child care teacher PDHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsLENA educator implicit bias training/ UTC research studyPOSITIVE EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CLIMATE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsMidtown Learning Community Building Strong Brains 6 Pillars pilotPOSITIVE EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CLIMATE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsMy Minutes Matter - implemented in MidTownGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsNew EL Literacy Curriculum at HCSGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsOut-of-School Time Alliance literacy training and quality assessments (after school)SUMMER LEARNING
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsQuality Matters FundHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsSignal Centers Vision Camp for youth who are blind or have low visionSUMMER LEARNING
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsSTEP in-school tutoringGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsStudent Success PlansGRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsStudent Success Plans (HCS)REGULAR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsTDHS-funded CCR&R Small Business AcademyHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsTeach for America GRADE LEVEL PROFICIENCY PRE-K to 2nd GRADE
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsTech Goes Home TN (for child care)HIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsTN Dept. of Human Services (TDHS) expansion grants for inclusion classroomsHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
High Quality Birth-8 Learning EnvironmentsWolftrap Teaching Arts in child careHIGH QUALITY EARLY CARE & EDUCATION (AGE 0-5)
Early Matters Member OrganizationAIMHiTN - Association of Infant Mental Health
Early Matters Member OrganizationChambliss Center for Children
Early Matters Member OrganizationChattanooga Public Library
Early Matters Member OrganizationChattanooga State Community College
Early Matters Member OrganizationChildren's Advocacy Center
Early Matters Member OrganizationCity of Chattanooga
Early Matters Member OrganizationCommunity Forward School Coordinators
Early Matters Member OrganizationCommunity Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
Early Matters Member OrganizationCreative Discovery Museum
Early Matters Member OrganizationCulture Books
Early Matters Member OrganizationEast Lake Montessori
Early Matters Member OrganizationFamily Forward
Early Matters Member OrganizationFirst Things First
Early Matters Member OrganizationFood Bank
Early Matters Member OrganizationHamilton Co. Health. Dept.
Early Matters Member OrganizationHamilton County schools
Early Matters Member OrganizationHeadStart
Early Matters Member OrganizationHelen Ross McNabb
Early Matters Member OrganizationHighland Pediatrics
Early Matters Member OrganizationMOMentum Network
Early Matters Member OrganizationNurse Family Partnership
Early Matters Member OrganizationNurture the Next
Early Matters Member OrganizationPurpose Point
Early Matters Member OrganizationRead 20
Early Matters Member OrganizationSave the Children Action Network
Early Matters Member OrganizationSignal Centers Inc.
Early Matters Member OrganizationSiskin Children's Institute
Early Matters Member OrganizationSpeech and Hearing Center of Chattanooga
Early Matters Member OrganizationTech Goes Home - Child Care TN
Early Matters Member OrganizationThe Urban Child Institute
Early Matters Member OrganizationTN Child Care Resource & Referral
Early Matters Member OrganizationTN Commission on Children and Youth
Early Matters Member OrganizationUnited Way of Greater Chattanooga
Early Matters Member OrganizationUniversity of TN at Chattanooga
Early Matters Member OrganizationYMCA of Chattanooga
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