Child Care Providers Recognized for Achieving Texas Rising Star Status

Child Care Providers Recognized for Achieving Texas Rising Star Status

By Steve Collins - Business Resource Consultant- Texas Workforce Solutions

 

 

 

Abilene, Texas—On April 18th 2012, at 400Oak Street, Abilene, TX., Taylor Room at 12:00 p.m., the WorkforceSolutions of West Central Texas Board recognized ten child care providers, attheir April Board meeting, as having achieved Texas Rising Star Providerstatus within the past year.  A TRSProvider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarilyoffers quality care that exceeds the State’s Minimum Child Care LicensingStandards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios,caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.   Local, Abilene providers receiving an award for achieving aFour-Star status include Day Nursery of Abilene-Vine Street, Day Nursery ofAbilene-Sherry Lane, GLO Day Care, and Dyess AFB Child Development Center.Regional Providers achieving Four-Star certification include Kids Kampus andSnyder Child Day Care Center both in Snyder, TX. Kids Kampus in Sweetwater, TX.Carrousel and Little Dude Ranch both in Brownwood, TX.. A Three-Starcertification has been achieved by Lang Aycock in Sweetwater, TX. {{more}}   The TRS Provider certification system offers three levels ofcertification to encourage providers toattain progressively higher certification requirements leading to a Four-Starlevel Leigh Ann Drane and Olivia Rivera from Day Nursery of Abilene. Photo courtesy of Steve Collinscertification.  Under the directionof staff from Region 14 Education Service Center and Workforce Solutions ChildCare Services, these TRS Providers were given mentoring services, technicalassistance, and equipment and curriculum materials in order to assist them inachieving or maintaining their TRS certification.   Questions regardingthis event may be directed to Steve Collins, Business Resources Consultant, forthe West Central Texas Workforce Board, at 325-795-4304 or by e-mail to steve.collins@workforcesystem.org.   The Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board is one of 28 boards in the statecharged with oversight and policy-making responsibility for workforce andtraining programs in a nineteen county region. Additional information on the Board’s economic development efforts orservices for business customers may be obtained by calling the Workforce Boardat 795-4200 or by visiting the website at www.workforcesystem.org. EqualOpportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request,to individuals with disabilities. Relay Svc: 711 Darlene Donald and Marilyn Henderson from GLO Day Care of Abilene. Photo courtesy of Steve Collins