The Children’s Garden

The Children's Garden
The Children's Garden

Monica Harmon

The Children’s Garden

Monica shared with us, “I have had a very positive experience with Paths to QUALITY. I am so glad that I took that first step in enrolling in the program. It has brought out the best in me and I am looking forward to moving onto Level 3!”

  • St. Joseph County

  • Licensed Home

  • Level 2

  • (574) 703-7617

Duck Duck Goose Goose

Duck Duck Goose Goose
Duck Duck Goose Goose

Michelle Stewart

Duck Duck Goose Goose

Michelle shared with us, “Enrolling in Paths to QUALITY has changed her program for the better. Having a coach that believes in me, is what pushed me to move forward!” Michelle is looking forward to the moving to the next level and working towards continuously improving her child care program.

  • St. Joseph County

  • Licensed Home

  • Level 2

  • (574) 514-0266

Shellie’s Playhouse Daycare

Shellie's Playhouse
Shellie's Playhouse

Michelle Gelwicks

Shellie’s Playhouse Daycare

Michelle has been caring for children for over 20 years. She currently has her CDA and plans to begin working on her Associates Degree soon. Michelle shared with us, “Paths to QAULITY has made me more creative in the educational process with the children in my care. It has helped me provide more hands on fun experiences for children.”

  • Allen County

  • Licensed Home

  • Level 3

  • (260) 450-4796

Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School
Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School

Holy Cross has been caring for preschool and Pre-K children for 20 years. Deanna Finfrock, the lead teacher shared with us, “The coaching we have received to achieve the next level has certainly helped us improve the quality of education we provide our students. Learning about the difficulties families face has been an eye opener for us. We have learned ways to better assist our children and help provide them with the necessary tools to be successful.”

  • St. Joseph County

  • Registered Ministry

  • Level 3

  • (574) 234-3422

Summer’s Childcare #2

Summer's Childcare

Maka Ahmat/Eileen Gudakunst
Summer’s Childcare

Maka Ahmat is the owner of Summer’s Childcare, this is her second location. Her Lead Caregiver, Eileen Gudakunst at this site just moved to Level 2. Eileen is currently working on getting her CDA. Maka shared “Eileen and I work hard to make improvements for the children and Paths to QUALITY has helped us get new materials.” Elieen, shared with us “It is very interesting for me to work with children and I enjoy it! This job is very important because I understand that 0-5 years are the most important stage of children’s lives and I am doing my best to guide and influence them. I am so blessed to have  Maka and my Paths to QULAITY coach support me and make this all possible.”

  • Allen County
  • Licensed Home
  • Level 2
  • (260) 418-1292

Emmanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Ministry

Emmanuel Lutheran
Emmanuel Lutheran

Emmanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Ministry

Congratulations to Emmanuel Lutheran Early Childhood Ministry for reaching Level 2 on Paths to QUALITYTM. Director, Gwen Kanning stated “Through the help of our coach, our staff has learned so much during this process. Our confidence has grown along with our skills. We see the benefits to the children in our classrooms every day.”

  • Allen County
  • Registered Ministry

  • Level 2
  • (260) 423-1369

Helping Hands Home Childcare

Nimat Yousif
Nimat Yousif

Nimat Yousif

Helping Hands Home Childcare

Nimat has been providing care for 3 years and is in the process of finishing her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood and has plans to continue on to get her Bachelor’s Degree. Ever since she was little, Nimat has always had a passion for working with children and has always wanted to open her own child care. Being able to take classes and work with a coach has helped her within her child care home in providing quality care for the children. Congratulations!

  • Allen County
  • Licensed Home
  • Level 2
  • (260) 918-2224

Inspiring Minds

What's with the hair? The children were playing beauty school/parlor and did her hair.
What's with the hair? The children were playing beauty school/parlor and did her hair.

Kamecia Clark – What’s with the hair? The children were playing beauty school/parlor and did her hair.

Inspiring Minds

Kamecia Clark has been caring for children for 2 years. Kamecia shared with us, “Working with Paths to QUALITY and being provided a coach, I have the added support and knowledge in child education. The requirements in Paths to QUALITY set standards for my program which only caused me to gain/attain more information and put more work into it, which has gotten my this far. When I am able to understand the children in my care, I am able to provide them with their own learning experiences.

  • Allen County
  • Licensed Home
  • Level 3
  • (260) 387-6938

Safiya’s Child Care

Safiya's Child Care
Safiya's Child Care

Manal Elzeen

Safiya’s Child Care

Manal has been caring for children for 5 years. During that time she has been able to obtain her CDA. Manal shared with us, that being able to obtain her CDA has helped her learn a lot of different ways to work with children. It gave her more information and new ideas to her improve herself as well as make improvements in her program. Manal feels that working with children gives her an opportunity to help them learn new things, as well as the children help her learn new things. Manual also shared, that participating with Paths to QUALITY has helped her program by having a coach who is patient and has helped her to make big changes, especially for us those whose first language is not English. Congratulations Safiya’s Child Care!

  • Allen County
  • Licensed Home
  • Level 3
  • (260) 399-6033

Little Munchkins Childcare

Miranda Curey

Little Munckins Childcare

Miranda has been caring for children for the last 7 years and has owned and operated her licensed home for the last 3 years. During this time, Miranda was able to achieve her CDA. She has felt that participating in Paths to QUALITY has helped her out in knowing how to improve the quality of care in her home child care. Paths to QUALITY has shown her the value and impact of how children learn, room arrangement, the importance of schedules and routines and has even shown her how to connect with the families she works with. Congratulations Miranda!

  • Steuben County
  • Licensed Home
  • Level 2
  • (260) 668-0686