In 2015, we jumped ALL-IN with the Colorado Shines Quality Rating system for child care centers. Currently, ALL of our Child Care centers are ranked 5 out of 5 on the quality scale. Less than 10% of programs in the State achieve the highest rating, and we are still the only Centers in Weld County that have earned 5’s.
We believe that the classroom environment and its layout act as a silent teacher, and play a big factor in determining how successful children will be. Each Director works carefully with our Director of Quality Improvement to design a classroom layout that is the most appropriate and will be the most growth fostering for the teacher and the children. All of our classrooms feature
- Quiet and Active areas that are separated
- Toys and Materials that low shelves accessible to children
- Materials that are organized and labeled to help support children’s independence
- Interest Centers that are organized and filled with developmentally appropriate materials
- Bright, colorful pictures down at the child’s level
- Family photos to help make the environment more comfortable
- Handwashing timers to promote appropriate handwashing
My daughter Madison’s last day with ABC is fastly approaching and she will be off to Kindergarten. She has been with ABC since she was a little over 2 years old and now she is almost 6. I can never express my gratitude to everyone there at ABC. You all have been just absolutely amazing. NEVER ONCE did I ever have to worry if my daughter was being well taken care of … NOT ONE DAY. I never once felt uneasy leaving my child. I knew that she was in the best care. Thank you all for putting my heart and mind at ease every day for 4 years. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. You are all truly amazing. I was blessed the day I enrolled her in ABC. I met the most wonderful people and made new friends along the way. I will miss seeing all your faces every day. But don’t fear I will stop by now and then to see you guys.
THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR TAKING SUCH AWESOME CARE OF MY PRECIOUS BABY GIRL!!!!
ABC West has been an integral part of our family’s life and our children’s upbringing for the last four years. ABC’s philosophy toward education and raising children – promoting good character and social skills, healthy and active lifestyles, and a curious mind – aligns with our own family values. More importantly, it’s been a blessing to simply rest assured that our children are safe, secure and loved when we leave them in the hands of ABC’s caring, professional and passionate teachers and staff. Both our children have attended ABC since they were 18 months old. As our son enters Kindergarten this Fall, we are so thankful for everything ABC West has done to prepare him intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually for his next adventure, and so thankful that our daughter will benefit from another three years at ABC West.
Any family would be fortunate to have their children attend ABC West, and we give them our highest recommendation!
Meet our Director of Quality Improvement
Briana Meza has been with our company going on 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and since taking on this role has poured everything, she has into ensuring the children we care for are receiving the best, and are in the best conditions possible. She is reliable in both the ITERS and ECERS assessment tools which measure quality within the classroom, and is also a CLASS trainer and certified observer. The CLASS tool focuses solely on teacher-child interactions.
Briana can be found doing observations within all of our classrooms, and then working directly with the teachers and their Director to promote growth that will directly impact the care the children are receiving. In addition to conducting observations, she can be found helping our centers prepare for quality ratings, and conducting professional development for our teachers.