We invite you to participate in the Provider Coaching Program . . . Helping you to help yourself.
The coaching program is a completely individualized, on-site technical assistance program which includes 20 hours of one-on-one consultation, 10 hours of provider assigned homework, training and phone assistance. The goal of our Coaching Program is to give providers the tools and support they need in the areas that they request help in:
Do you need help in your Child Care with:
- Ideas for daily curriculum
- Setting up your environment
- Challenging behaviors
- Positive guidance
- Child Development
On-site Technical Assistance provides many valuable opportunities, including:
- Help with goal setting and making a professional development plan
- One-on-one training and coaching
- Providing a bridge between training and actual provider practices
- Providing support and mentoring
- Opportunity to see DAP in your Program
- Help with program review
Program Coaches are part of our Care About Childcare family and are here to help you. Services are provided free of charge.
Contact Care About Childcare, or fill out and submit a Coaching Program Application, to get started and to help you provide children with all they need to develop to their fullest potential and ultimately draw more parents to your business. In addition, when you have completed the Coaching Program Requirements, you will be eligible to receive a PC Grant worth over $400 of toys and equipment.
Care About Childcare - USU Eastern's mission is promote and facilitate quality care and education for children by working with families, child care providers, employers, and communities in the Eastern Region of Utah. We accomplish this through coordinated efforts to:
- Maintain an accurate area wide database
- Develop public and private partnerships
- Promote delivery of services to children and families
- Advance and support training and professional development opportunities
Our goal is to improve the quality of child care beyond the state’s minimum health and safety standards. The Coaching Program is designed to help you improve the way you provide care for Utah’s youngest citizens. A Program Coach will come into your home or center to work with you. She will use the Care About Child Care Quality Indicators to help you determine how you can best benefit from her assistance. She will give you one-on-one training and support to help you reach your goals.
Why is quality so important?
Research has shown that the quality of care children received is directly tied to the training of those who care for them. High quality care environments and positive caregiver/child interactions have a lasting impact on the child's success in life. Research shows that crucial brain development occurs within the first three years of life. Child care that stimulates brain growth and development for children is quality child care.
Quality child care can be defined as services that provide responsive, developmentally appropriate environments for young children. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) poses that a “high quality early childhood program provides a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children while responding to the needs of families.”