Our History

In the fall of 1995, the Department of Human Services — Childcare Division, the Developmental Disabilities Council and the Department of Health — Maternal and Child Services began group discussions about an effort to increase accessibility to child care services for children with disabilities.  The purpose of the joint initiative was to establish a statewide network of technical assistance and training for child care providers including those caring for children with special needs, health issues and the related care needs of all children. Child Care Resource and Referral is now part of this state-wide collaboration and is funded in conjunction with grants from the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Disabilities Council. 

Cheers for CCR&R

Congratulations to Kathie Cothern on her appointment to Child Care Aware® of America’s Board of Directors!

Due to Kathie’s extensive knowledge and passion concerning all things children, she was selected for this prestigious honor to serve our nation in this role.  We are blessed to have her leading the charge in various child care facilities and committees in West Tennessee but now she will be impacting the nation too!

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.