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2024 Annual TACEE Conference

Sprouting Minds: Cultivating Creativity and Achieving Excellence

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A Message from TACEE's President










TACEE strives to share the JOY by providing meaningful experiences and professional development opportunities for our early childhood educators. Even though we have had some stressful times and
worries about the future, our resilience to carry on and move forward has helped TACEE to reach early childhood educators with encouragement and resources. The conferences and workshops that we share with each other helps to revitalize us and remind us why we love working in this profession.

It reminds us that it is not work if we enjoy what we are doing. The networking opportunities provide the sharing of more interactive teaching ideas for our young children in the classrooms.
I look forward to working with everyone to pursue our mission of providing members with professional development opportunities and to advocate for best practice in the care, development, and education
of all Tennessee’s young children.

Debra Kallaher, TACEE President

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TACEE Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


As a welcoming and caring organization that respects diversity, equity, and inclusion, TACEE has a duty and responsibility to work for a better, fairer and more just world for Tennessee’s children, their families, and the professionals who care for them.  We will continue to take assertive action to identify, acknowledge, and break down oppressive racist systems that harm our members, the children and families in our care, and corrode our communities.

Therefore, we are resolved to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist organization.

We are resolved that our anti-racism commitment be reflected through our policies, programs, and practices as we continue to learn about racism.

We resolve to recommit ourselves to develop and work to implement strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of the early childhood education community.

We look forward to sharing our strategic plan for putting our anti-racist commitment into action.


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