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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!
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.
Explaining what the Voluntary Pre-K program in Kingsport City Schools means to my son Samuel and I is a "where do I begin" task. My son Samuel has many health issues that have the potential to interfere with his education. He requires extra attention to the health issues, yet needs to be encouraged to be more independent.
Charles Lampkin, a father of five, suddenly found himself as the sole parent of his five sons, with four of the them under the age of five. "I moved to Memphis from New York for a job and I did not anticipate being a single father, but those things happen and wound up with a 3 year old, a 2 year old, a 1 year old and one infant," Lampkin recalls. "I was in trouble and looking for a daycare but a friend of mine suggested Porter-Leath instead because they are a school."
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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!