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Family and Social Services Administration

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Our Goals

Through Paths to QUALITY we can help child care providers take the necessary steps to achieve higher levels of quality in their programs; and empower families with an easy to understand consumer guide to choosing the care that is best for their children. Elevating community awareness on the importance of quality child care and early education requires a systematic approach which involves:

  • Education of parents on the need for quality early education and child care and how to identify and select developmentally appropriate experiences that will help children as they enter school
  • Advocacy and public awareness within the community that promotes quality child care standards, child care worker education and its impact on business and economic development
  • Development of well-trained qualified child care and early education staff through child care professional training and mentoring
  • Availability of high quality, affordable child care and appropriate early education experiences for families and children at all socio-economic levels
  • Collaboration with other community organizations as well as private businesses and foundations to develop solutions to ensure that all of our community's children will have opportunities to develop to their fullest potential