Driving Improvement in Early Education

TQEE is a coalition of business, law enforcement, faith, education, civic organizations and individuals in communities across Tennessee who are committed to advancing high-quality early care and education policies and practices. Sign up for regular updates so that you too can contribute and be a part of this important and fast-growing conversation!

  • Enhance our Children’s Quality of Life
  • Build a Foundation for our Youth’s Success
  • Promote Tennessee’s Economy
  • Improve Our Population’s Health
  • Strengthen Public Safety

Priority Policies.

Early Education

Real People. Real Success. A Community Effort.

Improving Tennessee’s early education cannot be accomplished by a single individual, business or faith based organization. It requires all of us to accomplish this important work. Our future is worth it. And our time is now.

Did You Know? A child’s brain develops more in the first 5 years than any other time in their life?

A Success Story Told

Through a Teachers Eyes

Stephanie Monroe, Teacher (Grade 1)

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Proven Results

You're Making a Difference

We’re proud to champion Tennessee’s Early Childhood Education needs and we’re making a difference! Take a moment to review the results form our recent poll. There’s always more to be done so we thank you in advance for joining us and helping strengthen further!


PreK Quality

Preserved PreK for xx,000 4-year olds while insisting on quality in EVERY classroom.

Parent Engagement

Launched new academic parent-teacher partnerships.


Defended aligned assessments and kindergarten portfolio as critical tools for monitoring and improving student progress.

Great Teachers & Leaders

Initiated two vital and actionable studies with Vanderbilt University and Tennessee Department of Education to drive improvements in early grades instruction.

#MyEarlyEducation to support the Tennesseens for Quality Early Education
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