President of Child Care
Providers Coalition of Kansas
A Publication of Child Care Aware of Kansas
Corinne Carr is currently serving as president of CCPC. She has owned Special Blessing's Child Care since 1992. She holds an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education from Butler Community College, a CDA from the Council of Professional Recognition, and NAFCC accreditation to meet high quality standards in child care. Her outdoor classroom "Outdoor Adventures" is certified through through Nature Explore and New Dimensions Research Foundation.
"My passion is to help others for those who helped me along the way. Through my enthusiasm for the field of family child care, I have become involved in many local, state and national organizations as an early childhood professional. I will continue to be of service on the CCPC Board as a past president. I am inspired to Inspire others!"
CCPC is governed by a diverse board of directors representing all of Kansas. Our goals include promoting professionalism in family child care, strengthening local associations and support systems for providers, and advocating for the needs of family child care providers on different local and state committees and commissions. CCPC also supports regulatory requirements that protect the health and safety of Kansas children. CCPC provides a network for providers to mentor, collaborate, and encourage each other. The organization supports strength and unity and recognizes the beauty of diversity in family child care as well as the daily challenges providers face.
Child Care Providers Coalition of Kansas annual professional development event and conference includes educational speakers. It's also a forum to recognize providers with awards for Kansas Child Care Provider of the Year and the Hunter Award for those outstanding individuals/Community.
Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter that includes state and national information. For more information about CCPC, visit our website at: http://www,ccpcofks.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Belonging to a professional organization or network and informally networking with other providers has been associated with higher scores on measures of global quality and provider sensitivity"
(Kontos, Howes, Shinn, & Galinsky, 1995; Doherty et al.,2000)