An Example of How Quality Improvement Specialists Support Child Care Providers

October 14, 2020

Oregon Child Care and Education Researchers Roundtable, Day 2

Presenter: Gisela Morales, Infant and Toddler Specialist, Child Care Resource & Referral of Marion, Polk, and Yamhill
Gisela Morales describes how she supports child care providers as a bilingual Infant and Toddler Quality Improvement Specialist. In this presentation, Gisela describes her position and how she supports child care providers in a variety of ways, such as supporting goal-setting and professional development, navigating state requirements, and providing translation and technology supports. Through two stories she describes how she tailors supports to meet a provider’s unique needs, while building trust and empowering them to advocate for themselves.