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Helping children reach their potential.

Ascend is a comprehensive Early Childhood Integrated Data System to manage your State’s early childhood programming and better inform your daily decisions about the children, programs and workforce that you are dedicated to serving.

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Business Challenges

Ineffective data management tools can greatly hinder on-the-job effectiveness. At TCC, we are committed to improving the processes used in early childhood systems and alleviating obstacles that make your job difficult.

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Disparate Systems

Data stored in multiple systems is not easily accessible and leads to ineffective operations.

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Manual Processes

Dealing with paper, inefficient processes, overworked staff, and overstuffed file cabinets leads to many complications.

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Lack of Insight

Without an integrated system, it’s difficult to make well-informed decisions that ensure programs are most beneficial for children and families.

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High Demands

With tight budgets and schedules, workers don’t have time to read technology manuals to get the information they need, and they shouldn’t have to.

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Outdated Technology

Old systems and technology make it difficult to access accurate, real-time information.

Ascend Overview

TCC brings over 15 years of technology, process, and early childhood systems expertise to the development of Ascend, a comprehensive Early Childhood Integrated Data System that can be configured to meet any need.

System Modules - get access to each module through and online portal. Licensing Management, Professional Development Registry, Quality Rating and Improvement System, State Pre-K Management, Subsidy Management.  Complimentary Solutions include eXpedite© Moblile Inspection Software and Data Analytics

Ascend is a powerful combination of technology and business process automation that is customizable to your State's unique programs and policies. Ascend is easy to integrate with other systems as business needs arise. At TCC, our mission is to ensure all children receive the high-quality education they deserve.

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Ascend Features

  • Compatible with modern browsers and Internet-enabled devices
  • Workflow management tools
  • Drop down list manager
  • Correspondence management tools
  • User-friendly online application wizards
  • Individualized dashboard alerts
  • E-document upload and file cabinet storage
  • User role-based security
  • User profile and account management
  • 508 Compliant
  • Language translation tools
  • Canned and ad hoc reporting
  • Robust search features

TCC Early Childhood Work in states from 2000 through 2020. Indiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Oregon, Illinois, New Jersey, Mecklenburg County - North Carolina, NAEYC, Missouri.

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State Partners

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TCC recently signed a contract with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to implement our mobile inspection tool, eXpedite™, to perform child care licensing inspections.

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Since 1999, TCC has developed and significantly enhanced a comprehensive early childhood integrated data system for the Indiana Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning. Indiana recently awarded TCC with a new contract to develop and support a comprehensive child care background check solution that will meet CCDF Reauthorization requirements.

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The Maryland Department of Education child care licensing staff use our mobile inspection tool, eXpedite™. In addition, we work with Xerox to maintain and enhance the Maryland Department of Education Child Care Administrative Tracking System (CCATS). TCC’s scope of work was recently amended to add development of a parent/provider time and attendance portal which will allow attendance to be recorded through both web and IVR options.

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The Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services uses our mobile inspection tool, eXpedite™, to perform child care licensing inspections. In addition, TCC developed and maintains the Oklahoma child care licensing management system.

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TCC was recently awarded a contract with the State of Oregon to develop an Early Learning Information System.

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The Washington State Department of Early Learning Services uses our mobile inspection tool to perform child care licensing inspections.