A special thank you to our 2019 Child Care Solutions Fund Grant Recipient, Davis County Daycare & Preschool for their commitment to providing Iowa families with high quality child care, and for sharing their story on this guest blog. To learn more about them, visit their Facebook page.
For the past 41 years, Davis County Daycare has provided care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old in Davis County. Today, we continue to provide high quality care by having teachers who are continuing their education in Early Childhood, and utilizing other programs such as Parents as Teachers, AEA, and Care For Kids. These programs come into the facility with fun activities, providing assessments, and observing children when needed.
The children in the daycare and preschool who have presented with limited social skills, are now engaging in play, transitioning to and from class, and gaining appropriate relationships with other children their own age.
Davis County Daycare and Preschool’s education program focuses on preschool and kindergarten readiness as well as socialization skills. For the past thirteen years, we have utilized the Creative Curriculum Program, which is a researched-based curriculum that is supported by the Department of Education. This Curriculum and our teachers focus on literacy, math, social skills development, and learning through play and life.
As we push to create the highest quality daycare and preschool, we are working toward earning a fourth star in the QRS (Quality Rating System) with a target date of June 3, 2019. We currently hold a three-star rating. We also participate in the CACFP (Child Adult Care Food Program), which ensures healthy snacks and meals are provided.
When children are given a quality education early on, it sets a tone for their development and growth for the rest of their academic careers. Our goal is to reach as many young children as we can, so that they can receive a high quality educational experience that encourages and nurtures a love that will impact them positively the rest of their lives.
Our Relationship with IWF
This year, we were grateful to receive the Iowa Women’s Foundation’s Child Care Solutions Fund (CCSF) grant, which was used for an educational experience upgrade.