Tennessee Alliance for Early Education
The Tennessee Alliance for Early Education was established in 2005. It is a bipartisan coalition of more than 1,000 individuals and groups who believe the expansion of pre-K opportunities across the state is critical to the future success of our children.
Since the 2005-2006 school year, Tennessee has provided $286.5 million new dollars for pre-K education, creating 786 new classrooms and serving an additional 15,000 preschoolers across the state. To date, Tennessee has 934 state-funded pre-K classes – in all 95 Tennessee counties and 133 of 135 eligible school systems – serving approximately 18,000 young children.
The Alliance supports maintaining full funding of the state’s Voluntary Pre-K Program in 2010.