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.