To the World You May Be One Person….

As a contributing “blogger”, my assigned focus is to promote upcoming trainings/workshops that YWCA Northwestern Illinois Child Care Solutions offer. All of our trainings/workshops should result in improving the quality of care. I felt this blog was appropriate to remind child care providers that the quality of care they provide should leave a positive impact…

Safety Recalls

How do you know if items in your home, classroom, and playground are safe? As a mom of two little girls, we have a lot of different items in our home. Generally, new items come with instructions and registration cards. These registration cards are intended to inform a consumer of recalls, but how often are…

Providers Can Benefit From Sharing Too

“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.” –Ani DiFranco As consultants at the YWCA, our job is more than just telling providers about ExceleRate, although I’m sure we’ve created that label for ourselves! Through our observations, it has been reinforced that a positive and…