TCC Demonstrates New Early Childhood Integrated Data System at 5-Star Sponsor Session at the QRIS National Meeting on Wednesday, June 28th

Posted by Michelle Thomas, TCC Senior Policy Advisor

buildTCC is a proud 5-Star Sponsor of the BUILD 2017 QRIS National Meeting taking place in Dallas from June 27-29.   Attendance is expected to be over 1,000 this year. Participants will learn about the latest research, effective practices and innovations in early childhood quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS).

Session 589. TCC’s New Early Childhood Integrated Data System

*****5-Star Sponsor Session*****

This session will introduce TCC’s new early childhood integrated data system, Ascend.  ascendParticipants will get hands on demonstration of the different modules including QRIS, Professional Development Registry, Licensing and Background Check and Mobile Forms.

Presenters:  Mike Boyle, Dawn Downer, Michelle Spence and Michelle Thomas, TCC Software Solutions.

Time:  Wednesday, June 28th from 10:30-12:00.

You can find us at our exhibit booth or attend our 5 Star Sponsor session. To contact us prior to the conference and set up a private appointment, please email one of our friendly staff.

Mike Boyle,

Michelle Thomas,


To find out more about TCC’s Early Childhood Integrated Data System, Ascend, please visit our website at


Reflecting on Job Satisfaction in 2017

Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

The title of a research paper published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently caught my attention: 2017 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: The Doors of Opportunity Are Open.

I am always interested in why people stay or leave their positions. This research paper looked at the leading contributors to job satisfaction and made recommendations for how companies can improve engagement.

The paper indicates that overall job satisfaction levels are high at 89%, yet 40% of all employees expressed some interest in seeking another position.

The findings of most interest to me were that respectful treatment of all employees at all levels was very important to job satisfaction and that trust between employees and senior management is gaining importance. It appears management needs to take a better look at the openness and transparency of the organization to gain the trust of employees and increase job satisfaction.

The paper discussed other implications of the findings and recommendations for how to improve job satisfaction. I think we will review those in another post.

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