Ensuring Quality Care for our Children

The Coalition helps provide children with the best possible early education and high quality care by working closely with the child care centers and family day care homes contracted with us.
 
Our dedicated team of Provider Specialists helps child care providers improve the quality of their programs and services. A Provider Specialist is assigned to each child care provider contracted with the Coalition. The Provider Specialists help ensure children receive the best possible care by:
  • Making regular visits to their designated child care sites for monitoring and technical assistance.
  • Assisting directors and staff with developing and implementing curriculum.
  • Presenting model lessons in the classroom to help staff members improve their teaching skills.
  • Working with child care sites to develop parent involvement activities.

Other steps the Coalition takes to help ensure quality: 
  • Recognizing providers who earn and maintain Gold Seal status by paying them a certain percentage above the market rate.
  • Hosting frequent training sessions for child care providers on topics ranging from math in the preschool classroom to ten steps to positive discipline.