Tennessee Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC as of January 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Tennessee state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Chapter 1240-4-1 Standards for Group Child Care Homes 3/14/2009
Chapter 1240-4-2 Licensure Rules for Drop-In Child Care Centers 3/14/2009
Chapter 1240-4-3 Licensure Rules for Child Care Centers 3/14/2009
Chapter 1240-4-4 Standards for Family Child Care Homes 3/14/2009
Chapter 1240-4-5 Procedures Affecting Licenses of Child Care Agencies 12/2000
Chapter 1240-4-7 Report Cards and Rated Licensing for Child Care Agencies 1/4/2009
Public Chapter No. 216 7/1/2013

State Licensing Contact

Department of Human Services
Child and Adult Care Licensing
400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403

Phone: (615) 770-3884 or for the phone number to your county office, please go to http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/adfam/child-adult-care-licensing-offices.pdf
Web Page: http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/adfam/cc_main.html

State Early Learning Guidelines

Tennessee Early Childhood Early Learning Developmental Standards

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency