Wednesday, September 22, 2010

17 National Child Care Providers Honored in DC on Capitol Hill

I love passing along great information to you. Here is great information as a parent. I had a very hard time letting go of my baby to a day care. I even worked at one for a period of my life. It is great when you can trust strangers with your children because they love their jobs, and care about the kids.

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Today 17 child care providers were nationally recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care at the “Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony” held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The 17 national child care providers were all selected as “Caregivers of the Week” by public broadcasting stations in their area. They have been profiled on the programs as well as on the shows’ websites at and

Three of the providers, Arizona, Alaska and New Mexico, are Latina and teach the children Spanish and the Seattle provider is not Latina, but she teaches the kids in her care Spanish and German. All the info is in the attached bios.

The national honorees are listed below:

Luz Angelica Schuitt of Anchorage, AK; Carmina Mariscal of Green Valley, AZ; Lisa Weidknecht of Pflugerville, TX; Marcia Ahrens of Lakewood, CA; Diana Cataffo of Castle Rock, CO; Melbert Johnson of Washington D.C.; Regina Osborn of Panama City, FL; Natalie Kanaby of Lafayette, IN; Marnetta Larrimer of Bossier City, LA; Debra Walker of Bowie, MD; Nancy Mancha of Las Cruces, NM; Rosanna Nevells of Staten Island, NY; Maya Thomas-Bey of Cleveland, OH; Tonya Fetzer of Lucasville, OH; Nicole Chaudry of Seattle, WA; and Ruth Williams of Laramie, WY.

These providers really go above and beyond for the children in their care. They are awesome and they were all so excited to part of this event and humbled to have been selected.

Please see below for the video links for their segments that aired on A Place of Our Own and Los Ninos en Su Casa:

***Disclosure-Informational post. No compensation was received.

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