Tennessee Promise

Tuition Assistance

Tennessee Early Childhood Training Alliance (TECTA) financially supports early childhood providers taking college courses to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential or an Early Childhood Degree or Certificate.

The eligibility requirements for financial support are:

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

If you are working on your CDA Credential, the student portion of tuition is shown in the table below:

Course Student Payment
ECED 2310 Safe, Healthy, Learning Environment $50
ECED 2335 Initial Practicum $50
ECED 2315 Early Childhood Curriculum $50
ECED 2340 Family Dynamics and Community Involvement $50

Note: TECTA provides textbooks for these courses.

To apply for CDA scholarship funds, submit the following information to the TECTA office via fax or mail:

Note: Both packets contain a Instructions/Checklist, Application for Academic Financial Support, Student Information Form, and Student Request to Share Information.

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Early Childhood Degree or Certificate

The appropriate packet above must be submitted each semester you request assistance. Tuition assistance cannot be processed without all of the documentation listed.

*All funds are provided on a first come, first served basis. Funds are only provided by Southwest Tennessee Community College for as long as they are available via the TECTA grant.

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