Baytown Child Care Quality Improvement Project
Since 2012, Collaborative for Children has provided quality improvement services to 10 child care centers in the Baytown area. Through the three-year program, child care center directors and teachers receive professional development training, consulting services, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, registration to a two-day director retreat, and stipends for classroom materials and supplies.
Project Impact 2012 – 2017
- 9 child care centers have improved their quality rating score on Environment Rating Scales
- 877 children have been impacted at participating child care centers
- 36 teachers earned a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
- 61 college tuition scholarships have been awarded
- 144 teachers and directors trained at participating centers
- 6 of the 9 directors earned a National Directors Credential. The remaining three directors will work on their credential over the next year.
- 6 centers received star level certification through the new Texas Rising Star quality rating and improvement system, which increased the number of high quality child care seats in Baytown
- More than 350 area teachers and directors trained through collaboration with local early childhood organization Baytown Early Educators (BEE)