Co-chaired by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam, the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet has a mission to coordinate, streamline and enhance the state’s efforts to provide needed resources and services to Tennessee’s children.

In July 2014, the Children’s Cabinet rolled out, a one-stop shop for Tennessee families to connect with important information and resources provided by state departments.  This new website organizes content from across departments, making it easier for families to find what they need.   In addition to articles about valuable topics relating to health, education, development, and support, features a comprehensive directory of state-operated and state-funded services for children and families.  

In the My Profile section, families can use enhanced features of the website including: the ability to tag articles that are important for their child and to explore unique developmental milestones based on their child’s age. Parents can also receive recommendations for articles and services that might fit their family.

The kidcentral tn Mobile App allows families to receive updates, search hundreds of state services, store their child's emergency contacts, school and/or child care information at their fingertips, and share data with relatives, babysitters, or other caregivers, as they see fit.  Families and professionals can also join the conversation on the kidcentral tn Facebook page.

 "I am grateful to the many parents, teachers, child care providers, state employees, and other stakeholders that participated in this project,” Gov. Haslam said. “Our goal is to make these resources and information more accessible and useful to Tennessee families.”

Not only is a great resource for families, but it is also a valuable tool that doctors, case managers, teachers, childcare providers, librarians and other professionals can use in serving their clients.

Visit today and share it with your staff and the families, parents and children you serve.