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About Provider

My Philosophy:
I believe children should be treated with respect and dignity.
I believe children should be nurtured and should be in
a creative learning environment.
As an adult it is my duty to provide these things and to treat each child as if they were my own
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 Personal History:

I have been a in home child care professional since 1970.  I started with one family and a year later when I decided to expand I became fully licensed (July 11, 1971).  Over the years my child care has changed and continues to change in order to provide quality child care, stay current with the times, and continue to meet the needs of each individual child. 

Over the years I have raised two children of my own.   My oldest daughter is a part time assistant in our child care and also attends college full time studying business and Early Child Development.  Our youngest daughter is a full time Nanny for a family in Elk Grove and works part time at another licensed child care. 

I also have 3 grand children and needless to say they are the apple of our eye.   The two oldest are both Honor students in Middle school and High school.  The youngest is a character and can make anyone laugh. We?re sure he will follow the example the other two have set in school when he is old enough to attend.

My husband Ed, is a former truck driver.  Due a bad back injury several years ago we decided it would be more beneficial to work with me in the Child Care full time.  Ed is a great asset to our program and the parents and children all think he?s great.  It gives the children both a male and female perspective in our program. 

This has become a family ran business.  We have earned many awards over the years and other  accomplishments. It has been a privilege to have provided care for the children in our community all these years.  We plan to continue care for a few years to come. 

 Education: In order to stay current with today?s standards I have become accredited through NAFCC 3 times and hold a current certificate of accreditation.  I have also attended college and earned over 50 ECE units and graduated with Honors phi theta Kappa with a degree in Child Development May 19, 2010.  I hold a Master?s teacher credential for preschool.   Over the years I have logged in hundreds of professional growth hours pertaining to child care.  I am also a mentor and support leader for other Child Care professionals locally, State wide and nationally.  I teach workshops  at colleges and conferences.  

 

In 2005 I was awarded provider of the year in Sacramento County.  Please see the article on this special event.:

http://www.sac-lpc.org/events/2006AwardsDinner.asp

Awards and Achievements over the years:

1987

  • Choices for Children Food program Provider of the Month 

 1991

  • Choices for Children food program provider of the Month
  • 20 year Achievement award 1991

1995

  • Choices for Children provider of the Month
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • NAEYC member

 1996

  • Choices for Children provider of the Month
  • 25 year achievement award 1996
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • NAEYC member

1997

   Choices for Children provider of the Month

  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • NAEYC member
  • PAEYC board member

 1998

  • Outstanding Contributor to child care by the City of San Jose, San Jose office of Child Care and San Jose Child Care Commission. Presented by Mayor Susan Hammer at City Hall.
  • Choices for Children Gold Seal Award:
    1998 First Gold Seal award
  • Choices for Children Provider of the Month 1988
  • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose
    1998
  • Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children) 1998
  • Mother Goose Times Preschool Early Childhood Education Provider of the Month 1998
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • NAEYC member
  • PAEYC board member

 1999

·         1999 Blue Ribbon Provider for San Jose. Presented by the Office of Child Care and Child Care Commission. 

·         1999 Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose

·         1999 Certificate of Completion from UC Davis for "Family Child Care at its Best?.

·        Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader

·         1999 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)

·         Choices for Children Gold Seal Award:  

·        1999 3 star achievement Gold Seal Award

·         2000

  • NAFCC (National Associate for Family Child Care)
  • Accreditation for 2000
  • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose 2000
  • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose 2000
  • 2000 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Choices for children Provider of the Month 2000
  • PAEYC board member CAFCC, NAEYC, NAFCC

 2001

  • 2001 NAFCC Accreditation
  • 2001 3 Star Achievement Gold Seal Award
    (3 stars is the highest rating you can earn)
  • 2001 Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose. 
  • 2001 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Choices for Children Provider of the month 2001
  • 30 year achievement award 2001
  • PAEYC board member

 2002

  • 2002 NAFCC Accreditation
  • Certificate of Recognition from Child Action / Sacramento 2002
  • Choices for Children Provider of the Month 2002. 
  • Choices for Children Provider of the Year 2002
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Recognition from Head Start / Seta 2002
  • Recognition From Child Action Mentor Project 2002

 2003

  • Nominee for Sacramento Provider of the year 2003
  • Accredited
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Recognition from Head Start Seta for Provider Achievements 2003
  • Child Action Mentor project Recognition 2003
  • Sacramento County Family Child Care Association Vice President

  2004

  • 2004 Accreditation Certificate
  • Nominee for Sacramento Provider of the Year 2004
  • Early Childhood Education Major
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Child Care Health consortium 
  • Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness
  • Sacramento County Family Child Care Association Vice President

 2005

  • 2005 Accreditation Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Major
  • UCCU Child Care Peer Advocate
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Child Care Health consortium 
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Order

·         Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness  

 2006

  • 2006 Accreditation Certificate.
  • Child Care Peer Advocate
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
  • Early Childhood Education Major
  • Sacramento County Provider of the Year
  • Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness
  • Elk Grove Unified Bridging Model pilot participant
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Order
  • UCCU Peer Advocate

   

 2007

  • Feature Provider of the Week  on TV program A place of our own
  • Choices for Children Provider of the Month
  • Elk Grove unified school district bridging model teacher
  • UCCU peer advocate
  • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
  • Associate teacher
  • Early Childhood Education Major
  • NAFCC Accreditation Certificate 

 2008

  • NAFCC accreditation certificate
  • Elk Grove unified School district Bridging collaborate
  • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
  • NAFCC Accreditation Certificate
  • Early Childhood Education Major
  • Phi Theta kappa Scholastic order
  • UCCU peer advocate
  • Choices For Children food prog. Provider of the year

 2009

  • NAFCC accreditation certificate
  • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
  •  Early Childhood Education Major
  • Phi Theta kappa Scholastic order
  • UCCU peer advocate

2010

  • Child Development Degree
  • Graduated with honors Phi theta kappa 5/19/10
  • NAFCC accreditation
  • Solutions Network Mentor
  • FCCP inc. Board member
  • CAFCC Board member
  • UCCU peer advocate

2011

  • Life time member and Board member for FCCP inc. (family child care providers inc.)
  • President of Sacramento Valley AEYC  2011-2013   Board members since 2001
  • Mentor and  Support leader for Solutions Child Care provider network (16 yrs)
  • UCCP (united Child Care providers union) Peer Advocate
  • CAFCC (California Association for family child care) Board member.-Newsletter Editor and Web site Master 
  • Master Teacher Permit through the California Teaching credentialing 
  • Early childhood education & Child Development Degree
  • Best of  Elk Grove  2nd place in Child Care Category

2012

  • Life time member and Board member for FCCP inc. (family child care providers inc.)
  • President of Sacramento Valley AEYC  2011-2013   Board members since 2001
  • Mentor and  Support leader for Solutions Child Care provider network (17 yrs)
  • UCCP (united Child Care providers union) Peer Advocate
  • CAFCC (California Association for family child care) Board member.-Newsletter Editor and Web site Master 
  • Master Teacher Permit through the California Teaching credentialing 
  • Site Supervisor
  • Early childhood education & Child Development Degree
  • Presenter and Educator
  • Best of Elk Grove  3rd place in Child Care Category
  • Bammy Award from the Science Academy of Education.  National award  2nd place in Family child care category (nationally)

2013

  • Life time member and Board member for FCCP inc. (family child care providers inc.)
  • President of Sacramento Valley AEYC  2013-2015   Board members since 2001
  • Mentor and  Support leader for Solutions Child Care provider network (17 yrs)
  • UCCP (united Child Care providers union) Peer Advocate
  • CAFCC (California Association for family child care) Board member.-Newsletter Editor and Web site Master 
  • Master Teacher Permit through the California Teaching credentialing 
  • Site Supervisor
  • Early childhood education & Child Development Degree
  • Presenter and Educator
  • 43rd year in family child care....
2014
 
  • 4th year as President for Sacramento Valley Association for the Education of Young Children
  • CARES program observer. 
  • Vice President of Sacramento Family Child Care Educators
  • Web master and Newsletter Editor for California Association for Family Child Care
  • Solutions Provider Network Mentor and Support leader
  • 44th year in family child care
  • Stellar licensing record....
  • School Choice week participant

2015

         - President for Sacramento Valley Association for the Education of  Young  Children

  •           CARES program observer. 
  •           Execute board Advisor to  Family Child Care Educators  association
  •           Web master and Newsletter Editor for California Association for Family Child Care
  •           Solutions Provider Network Mentor and Support leader
  •           45th year in family child care
  •           Stellar licensing record....
  •           School Choice week participant
  •           CCPU  Advocate leader

  • 2016


    • Solutions Provider Network Support leader and Mentor
    • Sacramento Valley AEYC President (3rd term)
    • Family Child Care Educators - association (Advisory)
    • Child Care Union Advocate
    • 46th year in child care



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    · Definitions of abbreviation  (I am a member of all these organizations,  and have been for the past 10-16 years)

    CAFCC =  California association for family child careNAFCC= National association for family child care

    NAEYC= National association for the education of young children.

    PAEYC= Peninsula association for the education of young children

    CAEYC= California association for the education of young children

     Sacramento Valley AEYC=Sac Valley  association for the education of young children.

    UCCU= United Child Care union 

     Education:  Child Developement degree:  3.85 GPA,  45 ECE units,  30 General  Ed units

    Previously a holder of an Associate  Teachers permit,  it has now been upgraded to

     Child Development Master Teacher Permit

    For verification go to this web site:   Type in Name:  Patricia M.  Alexander 

    https://teachercred.ctc.ca.gov/teachers/PublicSearchProxy

    when the page comes up I am Patricia M. Alexander,  click on that and it will verify permits

    that are held. 

     

    Name: ALEXANDER, PATRICIA M.

    Document Title

    Child Development Master Teacher Permit

    Document Number

    090181505

    Authorization Code(s)

    12D

     

    This permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and to supervise a Child Development Permit Teacher, Associate Teacher, or Assistant, or the holder of an equivalent permit issued under previous regulations, and an aide. This permit also authorizes the holder to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development in a child care and development program.
    Issuance Date

    06/16/2014

    Expiration Date

    07/01/2019

    County of Employment

    SACRAMENTO

     

     "Education and Experience go hand in hand towards a Quality Child Care program teacher"

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AWARDS, Certificates, Achievements over the years

     

     1987

    • Choices for Children Food program Provider of the Month 

     1991

    • Choices for Children food program provider of the Month
    • 20 year Achievement award 1991

    1995

    • Choices for Children provider of the Month
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • NAEYC member

     1996

    • Choices for Children provider of the Month
    • 25 year achievement award 1996
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • NAEYC member

    1997

       Choices for Children provider of the Month

    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • NAEYC member
    • PAEYC board member

     1998

    • Outstanding Contributor to child care by the City of San Jose, San Jose office of Child Care and San Jose Child Care Commission. Presented by Mayor Susan Hammer at City Hall.
    • Choices for Children Gold Seal Award:
      1998 First Gold Seal award
    • Choices for Children Provider of the Month 1988
    • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose
      1998
    • Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children) 1998
    • Mother Goose Times Preschool Early Childhood Education Provider of the Month 1998
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • NAEYC member
    • PAEYC board member

     1999

    ·         1999 Blue Ribbon Provider for San Jose. Presented by the Office of Child Care and Child Care Commission. 

    ·         1999 Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose

    ·         1999 Certificate of Completion from UC Davis for "Family Child Care at its Best?.

    ·        Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader

    ·         1999 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)

    ·         Choices for Children Gold Seal Award:  

    ·        1999 3 star achievement Gold Seal Award

    ·         2000

    • NAFCC (National Associate for Family Child Care)
    • Accreditation for 2000
    • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose 2000
    • Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose 2000
    • 2000 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Choices for children Provider of the Month 2000
    • PAEYC board member CAFCC, NAEYC, NAFCC

     2001

    • 2001 NAFCC Accreditation
    • 2001 3 Star Achievement Gold Seal Award
      (3 stars is the highest rating you can earn)
    • 2001 Recognition Certificates from City of San Jose. 
    • 2001 Recognition Certificates from PAEYC (Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children)
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Choices for Children Provider of the month 2001
    • 30 year achievement award 2001
    • PAEYC board member

     2002

    • 2002 NAFCC Accreditation
    • Certificate of Recognition from Child Action / Sacramento 2002
    • Choices for Children Provider of the Month 2002. 
    • Choices for Children Provider of the Year 2002
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Recognition from Head Start / Seta 2002
    • Recognition From Child Action Mentor Project 2002

     2003

    • Nominee for Sacramento Provider of the year 2003
    • Accredited
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Recognition from Head Start Seta for Provider Achievements 2003
    • Child Action Mentor project Recognition 2003
    • Sacramento County Family Child Care Association Vice President

      2004

    • 2004 Accreditation Certificate
    • Nominee for Sacramento Provider of the Year 2004
    • Early Childhood Education Major
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Child Care Health consortium 
    • Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness
    • Sacramento County Family Child Care Association Vice President

     2005

    • 2005 Accreditation Certificate
    • Early Childhood Education Major
    • UCCU Child Care Peer Advocate
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Child Care Health consortium 
    • Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Order

    ·         Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness  

     2006

    • 2006 Accreditation Certificate.
    • Child Care Peer Advocate
    • Solutions Provider Network Mentor/Support Leader
    • Early Childhood Education Major
    • Sacramento County Provider of the Year
    • Elk Grove Unified Nurturing for Success-School Readiness
    • Elk Grove Unified Bridging Model pilot participant
    • Phi Theta Kappa Scholastic Order
    • UCCU Peer Advocate

       

     2007

    • Feature Provider of the Week  on TV program A place of our own
    • Choices for Children Provider of the Month
    • Elk Grove unified school district bridging model teacher
    • UCCU peer advocate
    • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
    • Associate teacher
    • Early Childhood Education Major
    • NAFCC Accreditation Certificate 

     2008

    • NAFCC accreditation certificate
    • Elk Grove unified School district Bridging collaborate
    • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
    • NAFCC Accreditation Certificate
    • Early Childhood Education Major
    • Phi Theta kappa Scholastic order
    • UCCU peer advocate
    • Choices For Children food prog. Provider of the year

     2009

    • NAFCC accreditation certificate
    • SOLUTIONS network, support leader
    •  Early Childhood Education Major
    • Phi Theta kappa Scholastic order
    • UCCU peer advocate

    · Definitions of abbreviation

    CAFCC =  California association for family child care

    NAFCC= National association for family child care

    NAEYC= National association for the education of young children.

    PAEYC= Peninsula association for the education of young children

    CAEYC= California association for the education of young children

     Sacramento Valley AEYC=Sac Valley  association for the education of young children.

    UCCU= United Child Care union 

     Education:  Child Developement degree:  3.85 GPA,  45 ECE units,  30 General  Ed units

    Previously a holder of an Associate  Teachers permit,  it has now been upgraded to

     Child Development Master Teacher Permit

    For verification go to this web site:   Type in Name:  Patricia M.  Alexander 

    https://teachercred.ctc.ca.gov/teachers/PublicSearchProxy

    when the page comes up I am Patricia M. Alexander,  click on that and it will verify permits

    that are held. 

     

    Name: ALEXANDER, PATRICIA M.

    Document Title

    Child Development Master Teacher Permit

    Document Number

    090181505

    Authorization Code(s)

    12D

     

    This permit authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and to supervise a Child Development Permit Teacher, Associate Teacher, or Assistant, or the holder of an equivalent permit issued under previous regulations, and an aide. This permit also authorizes the holder to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development in a child care and development program.
    Issuance Date

    06/16/2009

    Expiration Date

    07/01/2014

    County of Employment

    SACRAMENTO

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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