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Is Your Childcare Quality-Rated?

Home-based childcare provider Lorna Parks uses the resources provided by the Great Start to Quality (GTSQ) rating and improvement service to make her child care facility the best that it can be.

She’s just one of 5,000 childcare providers in the Metro Detroit area who utilizes the coaching sessions, group classes and materials provided through GSTQ, thanks to United Way for Southeastern Michigan.

Watch the video to see why Lorna’s House of Joy is giving kids in her care a good start in life, and then check to see if your childcare is rated at

Amber Louchart
Author: Amber Louchart

Amber is the proud mother to four beautiful children, Damian (27), Rosaleigh (14), Carlyn (11), and Naomi (8). 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 with Malibu Entertainment.  She enjoys the metro Detroit nightlife especially, singing, dancing and meeting new people.