WHAT WE DO
TrainTN is the official clearinghouse for early childhood trainings recognized as approved by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS).
TrainTN is a companion to the Tennessee Professional Archive of Learning (TNPAL) and is designed for training professionals who wish to offer trainings to child care agency staff in order to meet Tennessee Licensure Rules for Child Care Agencies (1240-04-01) as well as Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) training and professional development requirements. Attendance of approved training is reflected in TNPAL.
TrainTN also empowers directors of child care agencies licensed by TDHS to record agency-based training or in-service delivered to its team of child care educators and professionals. Directors who are registered with TNPAL may record training attendance not only for in-service but staff attendance of TrainTN approved conferences.
TDHS is committed to recognizing research/evidenced-based training and professional development that aligns with CCDBG and other standards and practices.
TrainTN is among many TDHS initiatives that further strengthen and empower the early care and education workforce in Tennessee by assuring access to high quality professional development and continuing education opportunities benefiting the children and families of Tennessee.