What Is the Tennessee Family Child Care Network?

The purpose of the Tennessee Family Child Care Network is to build, support, and sustain a statewide network of services specific to Family Child Care.TFCCN stands alone as the state’s only peer-to-peer mentoring program for Family Child Care providers. It is designed to develop professional peer teams and maintain a support system through mentoring and coaching that allows providers to share experiences, combat provider isolation, and enhances the quality of care in the Family Child Care community.

Travonda Davenport

Our Director

Travonda Davenport
Director, Tennessee Family Child Care Network
tdavenp9@tnstate.edu

Our Mission

A statewide program to support, promote and strengthen the profession of licensed family child care educators, thereby enriching the lives of providers, children, families, and communities.

Funding Info

This project is funded by the Center of Excellence of Learning Sciences at Tennessee State University through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Tennessee Family Child Care Network Staff

Zora Bates

Zora Bates

Family Child Care Network
Lead Advisor
zbates@tnstate.edu

Tammy Brewer

Tammy Brewer

Family Child Care Network Advisor - West Tennessee
tbrewer8@tnstate.edu

S Dukes

Sujata Dukes

Family Child Care Network Lead Manager/
Middle Tennessee Regional Manager
sdukes5@tnstate.edu

Shwanna Heard

Shwanna Heard

Family Child Care Network Advisor - East Tennessee
sheard3@tnstate.edu

Bobbie Olsen

Bobbie Olsen

Family Child Care Network Advisor – Middle Tennessee
bolsen@tnstate.edu

D French

Deanna French

East Tennessee Regional Manager
dfrench5@tnstate.edu

Shelia Westbrooks

Shelia Westbrooks

Family Child Care Network Advisor - Middle Tennessee
swestbr4@tnstate.edu

TFCCN Available Positions

The Tennessee Family Child Care Network is hiring regional remote staff
for the following positions:

West TFCCN Regional Manager

Provide leadership and management of the program staff, performing administrative, managerial, partnership building, and professional duties under the supervision of the TFCCN Director. Qualified applicants must reside in the West Tennessee service area.

West TFCCN Rural Recruitment and Retention Specialist
Middle TFCCN Rural Recruitment and Retention Specialist
East TFCCN Rural Recruitment and Retention Specialist

Seek out, maintain, and build sustainable relationships while identifying barriers that limit access to services and supports for rural educators. Provide linkage and engagement to available resources that will help support high quality child care for families. Qualified applicants must reside in their respective service area.

Contact Travonda Davenport, TFCCN Director, at Tdavenp7@tnstate.edu for more information.