January 2016 – Angelita’s

ECA congratulates Angelita’s Play House, a licensed home in St. Joseph County, for recently moving to level 3 on Paths to QUALITY. Angela Rodriguez is the owner of Angelita’s Play House and has been providing care for the eight years. Angela currently has her CDA, and is one credit away from receiving her associate’s degree in early childhood education. Angela wants to be able to provide the highest level of education possible and make a positive impact on all children that she serves. She believes that Paths to QUALITY is a great program. It has many resources for families and providers, and being part of the program has made her child care program a better place for her families.

August 2015 – Kiddie Academy

ECA congratulates Kiddie Academy of Fort Wayne, a licensed center in Allen County, on moving from Level 1 to Level 3 on Paths to QUALITY. Owner Hajira Khan opened the Center two years ago. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with experience working in a kindergarten classroom as well as an early childhood center. She and her staff are very excited for getting to Level 3 and would like to work towards getting NAEYC accreditation within the next year. They would also like to explore how else they can serve the Fort Wayne community. Hajira and her staff absolutely love the Paths to QUALITY system and the support that was given to them. Their coach helped the staff with techniques not only to make the teacher’s day better, but mainly to help our students reach their optimal best. Hajira and her team look forward to continuing their work with the Paths to QUALITY system.