Founded in 1971, Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative (LTVEC) is a public nonprofit agency formed by local school systems in East Tennessee. The agency is governed by a board of directors including member school system directors, school board members, and county commissioners. LTVEC promotes collaboration among member school systems to develop needed educational services in the region. The cooperative provides a variety of services to member and non-member school systems in East Tennessee and throughout the state.

LTVEC's Mission is to help all children reach their potential by partnering with parents, schools, and communities. 

LTVEC’s Programs and Services


Birth to Three

The Birth-to-Three Program is a nationally recognized program that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers and education and support to their families through a contract with the Tennessee Department of Education as well as significant funding from local communities in East Tennessee. Every $1 spent on early intervention realizes $9 - $14 cost-savings in future costs to education, social services, and judicial services.


AT Center

The AT Center is funded by the Tennessee Department of Education and the following participating school systems: Alcoa City, Athens City, Lenoir City, Loudon County, McMinn County, Meigs County, Monroe County, and Sweetwater City. The AT Center provides specialized evaluation of students who may benefit from assistive technology or augmentative education, assistance in the acquisition of appropriate technology, training students, families, and educators in the use of the technology.


After School Programs

LTVEC funds our extended learning programs through a LEAPs Grant managed by the TN Department of Education. Our before and after-school programs offer a plethora of learning and growing opportunities for East TN students. Our programs offer hands-on authentic learning experiences that foster age appropriate development in our students.



The Tennessee Internship Consortium in Psychology (TIC), also referred to as the Consortium, consists of a number of cooperating agencies that offer a broad range of field experiences for qualified doctoral students in professional psychology. All participating agencies are described on this website. The University of Tennessee Educational Psychology and Counseling department plays a central role in administration, supervision and seminars.


School Support Services

LTVEC offers a wide variety of school support services to school systems, including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Vision Services, Social Work, School Psychologist, Speech Therapy, Professional Development, Medicaid Reimbursement Services, and Interpreter Services.

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Contact Information


1432 East Lee Hwy
Loudon, TN 37774
Phone: (865) 458-8900
Fax: (865) 458-8626