early childhood network of excellence
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Helping to raise the standard of child care in our community

Intensive Coaching
A limited number of childcare programs receive concentrated involvement from Early Childhood Services including:

  • Intensive coaching from an early childhood specialist
  • Mental health consultation for young children (if applicable)
  • Periodic developmental, vision and hearing screenings
  • Access to enroll in the School Based Health Clinics
  • Tuition assistance for professional development
  • Parental engagement
  • Links to services for children with special needs
  • S.T.E.P.S. to Quality

Continuous Improvement
Continuous improvement will enable childcare providers to enhance their services without increasing costs for families, by encouraging quality assessments and providing access to training opportunities at a free or reduced registration fee. A variety of services include:

  • Availability of Early Childhood Specialists (coaches)
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers and management
  • Mental health consultation for young children (if applicable)
  • Program assessments
  • Access to quality enhancement grants
  • Access to enroll in the School Based Health Clinics
  • Links to services for children with special needs
  • S.T.E.P.S. to Quality

Achieving Quality for Results
Achieving Quality for Results could include implementing a Nature Classroom, Results Matter, Supporting Healthy Families, Social Emotional and Professional Development Portfolio curricula for all staff. Early Childhood Services will offer consultative, community, scholarship, professional development, and networking supports for early childhood programs at this level.

National Accreditation
At Level Four, Early Childhood Services will assist child care providers with achieving and/or maintaining the national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) or National Family Childcare Association (NAFCC) by providing an individualized level of support for each program.