Whether child care providers are receiving a professional development degree or providing good customer service to families – quality early care matters. thread is proud recognize five early educators who recently received their Child Development Association (CDA) credentials:
- Martha Rocha
- Adriana Diaz Cid
- Elia Cedeño
- Lourdes Biggs
- Roxana Martin
These five professionals are just a sampling of the hundreds of early care providers taking care and teaching Alaska kids of all ages -- whether they are in a preschool program or in our homes or a community facility.
thread would love to hear your stories about your child care provider, your classroom, and your own experiences. Willow Peyton of Anchorage recently shared her story with thread.
“It was a warm summer day and after leaving Hillcrest and buckling my 9 month baby into his car seat and closing the car door, the doors suddenly lock on my car with the keys and cell phone inside. Even though the center was closed, Miss Renae was there to help me call for assistance. She stayed with me and helped me to stay calm, waiting for help to arrive. I’ll never forget her kindness that day and every day my family and I have had the pleasure of being in her company.
I first met Miss Renae when she welcomed and walked me through Hillcrest as I was seeking childcare for my new baby. I have read a lot of parenting books and magazines but for me there was nothing like observing and talking with an experienced and passionate early childhood professional like Miss Renae to help me learn the best ways for my child to succeed in all the things important for a young child.
I am so thankful for the impression she is making on my kids. She always takes the time to talk with me about my child, the good & bad, the highs & lows, and the challenges & the celebrations. I just can’t say enough about her warmth and genuine care and concern for all of Hillcrest children and families.”
We'd love to hear your story! Please email Sarah Leonard and in the message field type "story."