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Early Language & Literacy

Children develop into skilled communicators and strong readers when provided with developmentally appropriate interactions, experiences, and environments in the early years. TN CCR&R Early Language and Literacy Coaches provide assistance, training, and materials on various language and literacy topics. Our Early Language & Literacy team focuses on supporting language-rich interactions, experiences, and environments in the earliest years of life.

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Early Language & Literacy Coaches

The TN CCR&R network wants to help you find quality early language and literacy resources for the children in your care. Our Early Language and Literacy Team can provide child care programs with a variety of resources.
• Information on early language and literacy development
• Professional development to support classroom interactions and family engagement
• One-on-one support to strengthen teaching strategies around emergent literacy and emergent writing in young children  
Our team supports incorporating early language and literacy quality practices into everyday interactions with young children and their families.

Early Language & Literacy

Coordinator

Regina Henning

Early Language & Literacy

Assistant Coordinator

Katie Denton-Walls

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Ashley Richardson

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Candice Bates

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Serves Crockett, Gibson, & Madison Counties.

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Cara Esters

Early Language & Literacy Coach

Serves Mid Cumberland Counties.

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Courtney Taylor

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Jaleesa Toney

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Jessica Henson

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Serves South Central Counties.

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Jessica Waldron

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Serves Upper Cumberland Counties.

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LaTia Washington

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Free TN CCR&R Resources

The Tennessee Child Care Resource & Referral Network has designed free, downloadable resources to support learning and development in a variety of ways. From lesson plans to parenting tips to program management tools, there's something here for everyone. Feel free to explore and make the most of these valuable resources!

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