We are a non-profit, bipartisan coalition of organizations and individuals committed to early childhood education as an essential foundation and urgent priority for a thriving Tennessee.

We are your eyes and ears for issues and legislation that can affect our future.  But we cannot do it alone.  We need your action to make sure that our collective future is bright.

Right now there are several items being discussed that could affect your future:

  • Parent-teacher engagement. HB xxxx/SBxxxx will pilot a best practice model, such as APTT or similar, where parents team up with teachers to better support their child’s progress at school.  The Department of Education will run the pilot program and through it launch new pathways to ensure parents are meaningfully engaged in their child’s learning.
  • Budget amendment xxxx would enhance Governor Haslam’s plan to address the opioid crisis by adding home visiting to support parents to be their child’s best teacher.  Home visiting is a highly effective, evidence-based early childhood intervention providing personal support for families from pregnancy through their children’s first years of life. Especially when families are facing opioid addition, nurturing and protecting their children becomes all the more difficult and critical. Home visiting support can make all the difference.

Where you live should not determine if or how you live.  The majority of Tennessee’s 3rd graders are not proficient in math and reading. Yet 3rd grade is a pivotal year for future academic success.

Please locate and contact your state representative today with an email or phone call to let them know you expect them to support our positions.  IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Will you support TQEE’s work to improve the quality of early education in Tennessee?

Please take action today

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.

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