The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Child Care Quality Initiatives


Children in day care


In 2001, SWORPS created a child care quality unit at the request of the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) to support the child care improvement efforts mandated by a state law (T.C.A. §71-3-502) passed earlier that year. The law led to the creation of the Tennessee Child Care Report Card and Star-Quality Program ( This program:

The staff in this unit are comprised of two work groups, the Child Care Training and Quality Assurance group and the East Child Care Resource and Referral group. They are a dedicated team of early childhood professionals with expertise in the following:


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