Step Up To Quality Stories

Where Are They Now? Following Up With Jill & Aiesha

When we featured Jill, the early childhood site director at Kids Can Community Center, and her Step Up to Quality coach Aiesha, they were working on reaching their next goal: a Step 5 rating.

We are happy to report that they accomplished their goal! The team at Kids Can achieved a Step 5, the highest Step Up to Quality rating.

With guidance from coaches like Aiesha, child care directors and owners can often progress through the Step Up to Quality process more efficiently than on their own. Coaches are assigned to providers at Step 2 free of charge.

“Having a professional coach by their side is a big benefit to child care providers,” said Step Up to Quality Director Lauri Cimino. “We know that running a child care is a busy job, and it can be stressful. A Step Up to Quality coach can be an important source of support and encouragement, in addition to providing their expertise in early childhood education.”

It’s easy to enroll in Step Up to Quality – simply register and complete the online orientation – and you’re on your way to a Step 1!