2017-18 Professional Development Stipend and Award Recipients
Alexander's Rollie Pollie Playcare
Always a Caring Hand
Amy's Play Care
Ananda Living Wisdom Preschool
Babies and Beyond
Brenda's Child Care
Deanna Summer Family Child Care
Discovery Preschool and Daycare Center
Evergreen Circle Play
Grass Valley Little Learners
Karen's Child Care
Kentucky Flat Community Preschool
Kids Stuff Child Care & Early Learning
Kinderland Infant Center, Inc.
Kinderland Preschool, Inc.
Little Creek Preschool
Little Friends Child Development Center
Little Leapers Child Care
Lovejoy Play School
Lucero's Day Care
Montessori House of Children
Nevada City Club Preschool
Aubuchon, Noelle Black
Quality is the new standard for early child care and education, and Nevada County is reaching for gold!
On Saturday, July 28th 2018, the Child Care Coordinating Council in partnership with First 5 Nevada County gathered and celebrated early childhood educators. Lindsay Dunckel, First 5 Nevada County Executive Director states, “These are the local heroes; they are helping to build the foundation that will underpin all the future development.”
Distinguished guests at the local, regional and state level attended our celebration to honor the outstanding group of educators participating in EQM for the difference they make in the lives of children and the well-being of our community.
First 5 CA Executive Director, Camille Mabens served as Keynote Speaker and Cheri West Deputy Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Brian Dahle were also in attendance and provided Certificate of Recognition from the State Assembly for all educators participating in EQM.
The EQM celebration also served to recognize participating early childhood educators’ commitment in advancing their professional development and aiming for excellence in the care and education of young children.
Recognizing early care educators participating in EQM is important because because eighty percent of high quality early childhood programs is realized because of the workforce. If early childhood programs are to prepare California’s youngest learners for academic success, the state needs a workforce that is prepared, supported, and compensated for this complex work.
To build a true profession for teachers we need to invest in early care educators and we need them to continue to lead the way.
Above (top left): Family Child Care Providers including Karen Rhode of Karen's Child Care, Lauren Gilbert of Little Rascals, Sarah Van Liew of Small Wonders Child Care with Baby Carter discuss multi-sensory experiences that create and strengthen communication pathways in children’s brains. Young children’s brains are highly malleable; thus, early experiences have a big impact on their brain development.
(Left) Kinderland Infant Center Teacher, Jamie Jorgenson and Nevada City Club Preschool Teacher Kathy Tillisch (right) design meaningful, culturally appropriate, and accessible play activities, as measured by child care quality assessment tools, “CLASS™” and the “Environmental Rating Scales."
Our Kids Place
Romero Ortiz, Iveth Adriana
Partnership Preschool @ TKM
Sierra College Child Dev. Center Partnership Preschool
Small Wonders Child Care
Van Liew, Sarah
Tadpole Family Day Care
Tahoe Forest Hospital Children's Center
Caligiuri, Joseph Salvatore
Truckee Elementary Preschool
Venegas, Rafaela "Delia"
Truckee Loving Care
Union Hill Elementary School District Preschool