In the Spotlight!

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MaineAEYC is pleased shine the spotlight on ………….

Quality member, Christen “Chrissie” Davis.  Chrissie is a member of the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program and is a HomeStart Family Child Care Provider. Chrissie has been a Family Childcare Provider in Skowhegan since July of 2001 and has displayed a true commitment to high quality education for young children.  Her outstanding dedication is evident in all aspects of her program – from a purposeful learning environment to an individualized approach that meets the needs of each child. Chrissie has the knowledge and passion to provide an exceptional program for both children and families.

chrissie-davisIn addition to giving her all to her program and families, Chrissie has earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and holds NAFCC Accreditation.  She is a Step 4 on the Maine Quality Rating System and has recently obtained the Maine Youth Development Credential.  Chrissie continues to expand her knowledge and skills through a variety of professional development and grant opportunities.  She completed the ‘Infants and Toddlers: Social Beings and the Ability to Communicate’ Course through CMMC this summer with a scholarship from the Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network.  After completion of the course, she received a mini grant to support the purchase of Infant and Toddler specific equipment and materials. Chrissie has also applied for the T&L Foundation Grant through Somerset Public Health. She hopes to receive a mini grant to implement a curriculum that supports healthier environments, eating habits and knowledge of where and how food is grown.  The utilization of these grants brings forth offerings for children and families enrolled in her Family Child Care that would not otherwise be available. 

In her partnership with KVCAP’s HomeStart Program, Chrissie attends Monthly Provider meetings where she has had the opportunity to network with other Family Child Care professionals. She has become a role model for others due to her high standards, professionalism, and devotion to the children and families in her community.  Chrissie devotes her time to improving her quality and knowledgebase whenever and wherever she finds an opportunity.

MaineAEYC is proud to recognize Chrissie’s efforts and dedication to her field as a Spotlight Member. Her commitment to networking, education, high quality, and grant acquisition demonstrates her passion for her program and willingness to offer children and families an atmosphere that is nurturing and educational.  Thank you, Chrissie for going above and beyond in your efforts.

Celebrating Our Members, Quality and Innovation!

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The MaineAEYC Membership Committee is looking to recognize professionals and programs in the field that excel in their efforts to achieve high quality for the children and families they serve.

We will be featuring a Spotlight on Members, Quality, and Innovation in the field both here on the blog and on our Facebook Page.

SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS
Requirements:
• MaineAEYC member
• Nominated by self, coworker, supervisor, colleague or family served
• Completed nomination form with testimonial of professional accomplishment or extraordinary teaching practices (completion of degree, CDA, MRTQ credential, service to early childhood, classroom project, grant(s), etc.)
• Photo of member (requested but not required)

SPOTLIGHT ON QUALITY
Requirements:
• MaineAEYC member
• Nominated by self, family served, or colleague
• Evidence of quality: QRS Step 3 or above or Accredited by NAFCC, NAEYC or COA
• Completed nomination form with evidence of meeting requirements
• Photo(s) of members and / or program photos (requested but not required)

SPOTLIGHT ON INNOVATION
Requirements:
• MaineAEYC member
• Nominated by coworker, supervisor, colleague or family served
• Completed nomination form with testimonial of innovation the positively impacts quality of program (grants, community service projects, classroom projects, school to home connections, etc.)
• Photo(s) of member (requested but not required)

*Written submissions can be emailed to gomaineAEYC@gmail.com including the
information listed above, contact information for the nominee (phone number
and email), and any other additional information you feel should be shared in the spotlight.

(In order to respect the privacy and confidentiality of families, MaineAEYC will only post media with children where the organization providing the media has secured signed releases for its use in this limited situation)