Zero to Three Clip 14
Narrator: Our next slide talks a little bit about the selection of our family childcare providers. And, you know, this was – we thought that it would present a problem at the beginning, being that we geographically are spread out quite a bit over the reservation here. And we also wanted to make sure that, you know, we were – in our selection that we were going to meet the needs, existing needs, of parents and children on the reservation. And so location was a consideration, but by the cooperation or the interest that was exhibited by the family childcare providers, location became less of a concern because we had such a great turnout from our family childcare providers just to our initial meet-and- greet to just say hi, here's who were are, and again here's what we have and what we would like to do.
We also talked about the space and areas, you know, that they would need to provide the services. And we wanted to make sure that the education process, where were our providers in relationship to the requirements. Also wanted to ensure that the licensing, they were in compliance with all licensing requirements. The other part was, I guess, where they were as a provider and their willingness to meet the new requirements. But we found that the majority of them were so open-minded to building the quality within their family childcare that there was no question about what and how we do that, but, you know, a lot of them were doing a lot of those quality pieces already, and so this was just really a natural fit, you know, for the majority of our family childcare providers.
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