Baytown Child Care Quality Improvement Project

Increasing the quality of child care in Baytown since 2012

Since 2012, Collaborative for Children has provided quality improvement services to 10 child care centers in the Baytown area. Through the three-year program, child care center directors and teachers receive professional development training, consulting services, one-on-one coaching and mentoring, registration to a two-day director retreat, and stipends for classroom materials and supplies.

Project Impact 2012 – 2017

  • 9 child care centers have improved their quality rating score on Environment Rating Scales
  • 877 children have been impacted at participating child care centers
  • 36 teachers earned a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
  • 61 college tuition scholarships have been awarded
  • 144 teachers and directors trained at participating centers
  • 6 of the 9 directors earned a National Directors Credential.  The remaining three directors will work on their credential over the next year.
  • 6 centers received star level certification through the new Texas Rising Star quality rating and improvement system, which increased the number of high quality child care seats in Baytown
  • More than 350 area teachers and directors trained through collaboration with local early childhood organization Baytown Early Educators (BEE)