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children reading booksSignal Centers strives to be a trusted place for families and a leader in early childhood education in Chattanooga and across Tennessee. We are heavily involved in advocacy, working collaboratively with other partners, and educating/training the community about the importance of early childhood development. Our goal at Signal Centers is to prepare children for Kindergarten and lifelong learning.

We are also a site for Head Start, Early Head Start and Hamilton County Schools' preschool children with disabilities. We use an inclusive model of teaching where children who are typically-developing and children with disabilities play and learn together. The ratio of typically developing children and children with disabilities is 50%/50%.

The program levels the playing field so that all children, regardless of ability or income or ethnicity have a rich early learning experience. Activities include everything from music and dance to sports and games; wild animals to therapy pets; local groups to Dollywood stars; the program strives to capture as many experiences for the children as possible.

The school includes both center-based and home-based programs for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. Programming includes:

• Classrooms with inclusion opportunities

• Active parental involvement

• Low-teacher to student ratio

• Highly educated and trained staff

• Accessible playgrounds

• Home based services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays and therapy needs

• Speech, feeding, occupational, and physical therapy integrated in the classroom activities

 3-Star Quality Child Care

The Star-Quality Child Care Program is a voluntary program that recognizes child care agencies that exceed minimum licensing standards. These agencies can receive a rating of one, two or three stars.
Signal Centers is a Tennessee-approved preschool with a 3 star rating.

Chattanooga Children’s Services
Pam Hudson, Director

423-698-8528, Ext. 400

109 N. Germantown Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
For more inforamtion on our community partner Kid Central Tennessee, go to

“I was terrified at the thought of sending my son to school, given his medical issues and delays. I was worried about how he would be treated by both the teachers and the other children. My son is surrounded by loving, caring, and dedicated teachers, staff, and children. Signal Centers is exactly what my son needed!”
– Chattanooga Parent

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