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Tennessee & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in Tennessee?

Yes! Lillio Academy courses are individually approved by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Child Care Services and TrainTN. 

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

Sign up for Lillio Academy to complete your professional development hours at your convenience! You can work at your own pace from wherever you want. Once you complete a course, you can download your certificate! Your attendance will be directly submitted to the TrainTN Registry.

Tennessee Child Care Training Requirements:  

In accordance with Rule 1240-04-01-.06, primary educators are required to complete 18 hours of professional development annually. Educators are required to complete 12 hours of professional development annually. Directors are required to complete 24 hours of professional development annually. Assistant directors are required to complete 18 hours of professional development annually. 

Minimum training is required for the following areas:

  • Health and safety (min 6 hours)

  • Pre-literacy and literacy skills (min 3 hours)

  • Administration, management, and supervisory training (min 4 hours - assistant directors only)

  • Every 5 years, educators must complete adverse childhood experiences. (Length not specified) 

Of the total annual hours required, 4 hours may be earned by conducting training. Hours earned during the pre-licensure and provisional licensure period may count towards these total hours.

Click here to learn more about Lillio Academy's courses covering required training topics!

Courses not approved by TrainTN 

Currently, TrainTN does not recognize these courses within the state. 

  • HA102: Let’s Get Moving! Motor Development 

  • HA104: The Five Senses: Perceptual Development 

  • HA115: Building Health Attachments with Children 

  • HA123: Infant Care: Sleeping 

  • HA124: Infant Care: Feeding 

  • HA127: Optimal Environments for Infant Development 

  • HA128: Arts in Education: Marking Art Meaningful

  • HA147: Nutrition

The courses listed below are currently pending approval by TrainTN. Please check back for updates as we will update this list when approvals come through.

  • LA106: Unpacking Inquiry-based learning in the early childhood setting.

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. The Tennessee's licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: June 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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