Quality Improvement Program of the Year
The Quality Improvement Program of the year award recognizes a child care program that has made exceptional progress in the past year focused on improving the quality of the care they provide. Programs who are enrolled in Learn & Grow and who have made a commitment to quality improvement are role models and are worthy of great celebration! This award recognizes a program committed to advancing their administration and leadership, professional development of staff, engaging families in programming and developing stronger relationships in a quality learning environment.
The recipient of thread’s 2018 Quality Improvement Program of the Year Award is the Center for Child Development (CCD) at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. The CCD was developed by the Sisters of Providence to provide quality child developmental services to employees, physicians, and community partners of Providence Health & Services Alaska.
Through this award, thread is recognizing the center for its commitment to continuous quality improvement. Providence CCD is working to advance its administration and leadership, professional development of staff, engagement of families in programming, and development of strong relationships in a quality learning environment. Providence CCD further demonstrates its dedication to improvement by its voluntary enrollment and active participation in Learn & Grow, Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS). This past year, Providence CCD became the first program in the state to achieve a Level 2 in Learn & Grow. Staff at Providence CCD have eagerly engaged in Learn & Grow training requirements and have implemented their acquired knowledge to improve their teaching practice and the learning environment.
Pictured, left to right, are thread CEO Stephanie Berglund, thread Board member Lindsie Mills,
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