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Check out just a few of the community organizations in the greater Nashville area advocating for children and families:

Newly Released Child Care Fact Sheets

The pandemic has exacerbated our nation’s child care crisis and made increasingly obvious what was always true: investing in high-quality early childhood education and educators, working in all settings, is good for children, families, businesses, and our nation’s economy.

Community Resources

  1. NAEYC Accreditation -

  2. The National Association for the Education of Young Children

  3. Tennessee Association for Children's Early Education,

  4. Tennesse Poison Control Center . For educators

  5. National Association for Family Child Care

  6. National After School Association

  7. Nashville Public Library

  8. Alignment Nashville

  9. Autism Society of Middle TN

  10. Childcare Nashville-free advertising for providers and child care locator for parents

  11. United Way of Middle TN

  12. National Black Child Development Institute

  13. Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)

NAAEYC Advisory Board - Community Partners

Want to be part of the advocacy movement? NAAEYC is always looking for new community partners...just give us a call!



  1. WNPT - Joann Scalf

  2. Metro Nashville Public Schools - Phyllis Phillips

  3. United Way of Metro Nashville - Rena Hall

  4. CCR&R - Ashley Holman

  5. Cheatham County Schools - Emily Stagg

  6. TN Department of Health - Lynette Hicks

  7. TECTA - 

  8. Williamson Cty Schools - Karen Robison

  9. Nashville Public Library - Liz Atack

10. Sumner Cty Schools -Catherine Hall

11. TNSACA - Sandy Yarnell

12. Save the Children Action Network-Ashley Warrington

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