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Honoring Excellence in the Early Childhood Profession 2018
The Partnership is pleased to recognize the following early childhood staff members for earning educational degrees:
Myra Bratton, Childcare Network #240 Bachelors of Science WCU
Natashia Janke, Precious Moments Associate of Applied Science Liberty University
Dana Marston, Carolina Kids Club Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
Doreen Melton, First Baptist-Lincoln Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
Yuki Miller, Childcare Network #99 Associate of Applied Science JSCC
Taylor Parker, Toddler Time Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
Queontra Thorne, New Horizons Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
Jennifer Wilson, First Baptist-Gaston Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
Linda Wingate, First Baptist-Lincoln Associate of Applied Science Gaston College
The Partnership is pleased to announce that the following child care facilities have increased their quality star ratings:
Forney’s Fun House (Lincoln) Delouise Forney, Owner One→Four Stars
4 Kidz Only (Gaston) Debra Shabazz, Owner Temporary→Three Stars
Little Hearts and Hands (Lincoln) Brandy Yoder, Director Three→Four Stars
My Little Blessings (Gaston) Sandra Vinson, Owner Temporary→3 Stars
Individual Professional Development Program (IPDP)
Individual Professional Development Program (IPDP) helps teachers provide the best quality care for young children through incentive awards.
It is limited to teaching staff, family child care home providers and child care center directors.
This program provides financial incentives to early childhood professionals for completing college courses.
This program is provided by PFCLG. For more information, call 704-922-0900.
Child Care WAGE$ provides incentives to early childhood professionals to increase teacher education levels and decrease turnover.
This service helps increase compensation, retention and education.
WAGE$ is administered by the Child Care Services Association.
In 1990, Child Care Services Association created the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Project to address the issues of under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood workforce. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® provides educational scholarships to early care professionals and those who perform specialized functions in the early care system.
For questions regarding T.E.A.C.H., please contact Edith Locke
at 919-967-3272, http://teachecnationalcenter.org/