Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM)

Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM)

The AVANCE Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM) program supports and guides family child care educators to learn new strategies that increase the quality of their care and improve support for families in their communities.

Building a community of family child care providers

The AVANCE Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM) program supports and guides family child care educators to learn new strategies that increase the quality of care for children and support families in their communities. AVANCE child care experts lead monthly training and professional development sessions, provide ongoing mentoring and coaching, and facilitate peer support and collaboration amongst home-based providers.

Family child care providers/ educators who participate in the QCCM program:

Receive training informed by the latest research in education in their preferred language.

Launch, build, and maintain a high-quality program and sustainable business.

Receive training, individualized coaching and mentoring.

Connect with local organizations, resources and services.

Participate in a network with their peers.

Foster their creativity and imagination, analyze, problem solve, and reflect.

Recognize the importance of using play as a learning tool to help children based on their age and developmental stage.

Impact

32%

of providers reported an increase in knowledge about licensing.

32%

of providers reported feeling more empowered.

76%

of providers reported increased social connectedness.

56%

of providers showed increased knowledge of kindergarten readiness.

60%

increase in participants confident in applying for Texas Rising Star certification.

What people say about us.

"Thank you so much. I really do appreciate what AVANCE is doing for us providers. I know this is your work but, in all honesty, you are truly one of the nicest people I have come across that wants to help."

Valerie Casas

Family Child Care Provider

Get Involved!

The AVANCE QCCM program is currently offered in these locations. If you would like to enroll or learn more, please contact the location nearest you.

 

If you’re interested in bringing the QCCM program to your community through a partnership with AVANCE, please contact us to learn more about our licensing options.

Hidalgo County
Fabian Grimaldo at 956-354-2130 or fgrimaldo.rgv@avance.org

Coastal Bend Region (Corpus Christi)
Jeannette Hernandez at 682-319-6557 or jhernandez@avance.org

Travis County
Claudia Zapata at 915-282-7649 or qccm@avance.org

Borderplex Region (El Paso)
Celeste Martinez at 915-282-7649 or qccm@avance.org