Providers for Quality Child Care is a non-profit organization that's founded by Child Care Professionals. We seek to improve the quality of child care programs, through workshops, educational training, and private consultations.

 

What are the indicators of high quality child care?

 
"Several research studies have found that high quality child care programs have certain characteristics in common. These characteristics can help parents make better child care choices for their children because they indicate a much greater likelihood of high quality care. Quality indicators measure the conditions that generally foster a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children. They are:

  • Low child/teacher ratios

  • Small group size

  • Staff with higher education & on-going training

  • Prior experience and education of the director

  • Low teacher turnover

  • Positive teacher/child interactions

  • Accreditation or higher than minimum licensing standards

  • Age appropriate activities

  • Good health & safety practices

 

Low ratios and low turnover allow teachers to respond to the individual needs of children, to give each child ample attention and to create a strong bond, adding to the child’s security. Higher education helps staff and directors understand the needs and development of young children, which helps teachers plan activities for children and interact with them in developmentally appropriate ways."(Child Care Services Association)

​Our mission is to work alongside child care professionals to provide resources and information to develop quality programs. To encourage, empower and to lead projects that will increase the quality of child care. We work with local agencies to offer health and safety resources and referrals within the community.

 

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