Quality Improvement Consultant, Bib to Backpack Team at United Way for Southeastern Michigan
in school, work and life. GreatStartToQuality.org makes it easy for families to identify quality
child care and preschool, helping them get the best of their child and the most
for their money.
questions when considering quality in childcare and preschool programs:
classes? Have they obtained a Child Development Associate or Montessori credential, and/or have they participated in training relevant to child development and/or
child care topics?
caregivers help parents learn more about how their children learn and grow? Do they meet with parents to talk about their
children’s development? How do program
staff let parents know about places in the community that can help them when
they need assistance and support children’s transitions to kindergarten and
have a written contract that they provide to all enrolled families? Are there written expectations for staff, if
applicable, and yearly staff evaluations as well as benefits for staff?
hazards and is the program in good standing with licensing? You can learn more about licensing statuses by clicking here. Also, are nutritionally sound meals offered as well as nutrition education to
families? Do providers track children’s
mission statement for their program, follow a flexible daily schedule and use
curriculum that helps them make decisions about the daily routine? Do providers use a research-based screening
and assessment tool and share information with parents at parent-teacher
conferences throughout the year?
difference for school readiness and lifelong success. Let’s make them count by
choosing high quality early learning.
for more resources to empower you to give your children a great start!
Amber is the proud homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (13), Carlyn (10), Naomi (7), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes four cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy. In addition to Metro Detroit Mommy, Amber has a passion for hosting karaoke and trivia with L Sharp Productions. She enjoys the Metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.