KUDOS / HIGHLIGHTS
Mrs. Bernice Roberson, Family Childcare Provider in Sandersville, Ga. She is working hard towards her Quality Rated designation and looks forward to receiving a star rating. Recently, one of her former students, Ms. Crystal Corley, became Region 3 Player of the Year and has been offered several different scholarships to attend college. Mrs. Roberson is so very proud that the work she does in the early years bares fruit for years to come. She is so proud of all the children and families she serves.
Congratulations to Becky Lehto,
the GAEYC Technical Assistance Specialist of the Year for 2020!
Congrats to the newest Professional Learning Community graduates!
"Our Quality Rating process was wonderful. Our Technical Assistant Coordinator recognized our sincere desire to provide the best experiences possible to the children in our care. She provided us step-by-step guidance on how to improve our centers’ overall day-to-day experiences. Under Quality Rating advisement, we achieved our goal and are now proud to say we are Three Stars. If you want something bad enough, you will work for it! We put in the work and I am so proud of my staff, my center, and our accomplishments. Not only have the children in our care learned from the intentional teaching methods, but we as childcare providers have learned as well. I advise everyone to become quality rated. It is a wonderful experience. We here at the center look forward to continuing to use our skills and providing quality care for each of our priceless little ones."
Shevella Young, Director/Owner
1 Love Childcare and Learning Center
"When we first started this journey, I was apprehensive, reluctant. We had to come out of our old way of doing things. QR put us in a new phase, teachers were more at ease and it gave them a sense of enjoyment in the classroom through every aspect of the day. It was a great learning experience for me and my staff. Do not judge a book by its cover; QR sounded crazy but now you see the growth and the reasons behind Quality Rated. We love to see children learn and have fun.”
Cheryl Arkwright, Director
Crossing Jordan Learning Academy, LLC
“This has been a long but enlightening process. Ms. Jeneine was GREAT! I am looking forward to growing and improving for the future!”
Kelley Wiggins, Director
Teachers Too Early Childcare and Learning Center
“Quality Rated highlighted a lot of great practices we were already implementing at our school. The TAs helped us through the process, and guided us to improve our quality. I will advise anyone who is thinking about joining Quality Rated to just try it and learn all that you can in the process.”
Nancy Issac, Director
“Our knowledge of the program was non-existent until our CCR&R TA walked us through the process. We are very pleased with the outcome of the assessment and applaud the TA for extending her knowledge and time to help us through this process.”
Shanna Pullen, Director
King's Childcare and Learning Academy
“Our testimonial throughout the Quality Rated process is that we grew closer as a team and learned a lot through professional development, coaching, mentoring, and training. Our Technical Assistance Coordinator helped us with everything. She told us what we needed to do to become a quality program. Mrs. Cathy was awesome. We love and will miss her.”
Sonya Shuman, Director
“Quality Rated was challenging, but throughout the process it allowed us to rethink our ways of teaching and thinking. Ms. Cathy was the light when we were in a dark place. She came with passion, knowledge, the individualized approach, going above and beyond to make sure we all learned at our ways of learners. She always encouraged us and reminded us of our goals. She would coach you and you would not realize what she was doing until after she summarized her visit goals. She did not make us feel low in knowledge. We can truly say she built a supportive and professional relationship with us.”
Sylvia Bacon, Director
Sylvia's Kiddieland Learning Center, LLC
“The teachers have learned how to educate the children on a higher level than just the basics; and now it’s showing! The teachers are now wanting to go for something better than just the basics of the state level.”
Bree Carter, Director
Bree's Creative Learning Preschool, Childcare Center, LLC
“Wow! The process was initially intimidating and overwhelming; however, the best TA ever made this journey exciting. Staff was able and motivated to receive TA suggestions and began implementing best practices for improvement. With the combined efforts my fantastic staff, my guidance and TA, we were able to acquire a 3-star rating!”
Cami Brantley , Director
Cami’s Kids, Inc.
“This process was very beneficial for our program. No matter the star level you achieve, you will learn from the process. TA was very informative and provided knowledge to help us with the children. It's a winning process! All of the role modeling provided really benefited us and helped us to learn what was expected when interacting with our children.”
Tracey Broxton, Director
Little Feet Learning Academy