Child Care Council of Greater Houston, Inc.
6220 Westpark, Suite 150
Houston, Texas 77057
The Childcare Council’s Mission is to make the future bright for children and to provide rich and nurturing child development experiences for our young children. We recognize that children are our future, and that children have the capacity to succeed and reach their maximum potential if provided rich and nurturing experiences.
In order to fulfill the Mission, the Child Care Council goals are:
- To become the model in the implementation of innovative educational programs and the operation of child development centers, meeting the needs of children and their families.
- To become the premiere administrator of government funded programs, the benchmark training entity for staff and administrators in the child development industry.
- Seek a collaborative partnership with public and private organizations in order to create value for all entities through effective collaboration and integration of shared resources.
ABOUT THE AGENCY
Founded in October 1969, the Child Care Council is a private non-profit 501((c) (3). Although the range and scope of the programs have evolved over the years, the Child Care Council has provided valuable child development services for low to moderate–income families by operating child-development centers, professional development programs for child-development personnel, and a network of after school programs.
Following are some of the services that the Child Care Council provides throughout the Community:
EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION CENTERS
The Child Care Council’s success can be measured in terms of its ability to cooperate effectively with the City of Houston in the prudent use of block grant funds and private organization in the implementation of innovative educational programs.
ADVANCING INFORMAL STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
The Advancing Informal STEM Learning program invests in program development of innovative and field-advancing out-of-school STEM learning and emerging STEM learning environments.
Our informal focus is to emphasize that the program is interested in out-of-school learning that makes learning Lifelong, Life Wide (occurring across multiple venues) and Life Deep (occurring at different levels of complexity).
Our STEM focus recognizes that the program is not just centered on science, but all of STEM towards ESTEAM. (Emergent, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) through media literacy as a platform for STEM exploration.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)
The City of Houston has contracted with the Child Care Council to administer the block grant funds it receives from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides the services necessary for the successful planning and implementation of neighborhood revitalization programs, which includes certified agencies that support individuals’ efforts to seek and maintain employment and improve their economic viability.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS
Providing state of the art training for management and staff of quality early childhood programs. Utilizing contemporary and traditional best practices focused on developmentally appropriate, lifelong and adaptive learning.