Upson Regional Medical Center Enters into Childcare Partnership with SCTC

Date Posted: December 4, 2023

Southern Crescent Technical College (SCTC) has recently entered into an agreement with Upson Regional Medical Center (URMC) to provide current URMC employees with the opportunity to utilize childcare services through SCTC’s Tender Tech Child Development Center in Thomaston. SCTC President Dr. Irvin Clark and URMC CEO Dr. Jeffery Tarrant both signed this important agreement that will promote flexibility, growth and stability to local healthcare workers.

The URMC agreement covers the child’s registration fees and provides priority enrollment for childcare to participants. In addition, it also expands after-hours care until 8 pm to accommodate for URMC employees working later shifts.

Dr. Clark commented on this agreement saying, “We are excited to be able to expand our partnership with Upson Regional Medical Center while providing additional workforce support to their employees.  By providing these incentives to URMC employees and extending Tender Tech’s hours to cover multiple shifts, we are able to offer additional options and add flexibility to employee’s schedules. We take great pride in supporting the workforce needs of the communities that we serve and we want to do all that we can to assist the individuals and businesses of Upson County.”

Tender Tech Child Development Center is located on the Flint River Campus of Southern Crescent Technical College and offers care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Tender Tech is a 2-Star Bright from the Start Quality Rated Childcare Center. Tender Tech is open to the public and uses a hands-on approach to learning through Creative Curriculum. Our teachers aim to meet the individual needs of each child by writing each week’s lesson plan based on a unit or theme which includes special interactive activities. Each semester, Tender Tech teachers assess each child using the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) as a guide and meet with parents to review progress. Additionally, Tender Tech also offers before and after school programs for school-age students as well as offering full-day child care camps during spring and summer school breaks.