For Immediate Release
Date: July 24, 2015

Media Contact: Monika K. De La Garza
Office: 361-885-3018 Cell: 361-946-6077


Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend Presents the 2nd Annual Child Care Directors Symposium

CORPUS CHRISTI – Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend (WFSCB) will host its 2nd Annual Child Care Directors Symposium from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center located at 402 Harbor St., in Corpus Christi, Texas. Over 80 child care providers from across the Coastal Bend region have pre-registered for this premiere event.

Since 1999, WFSCB has spent over $6.6 million on quality training activities and resources for those child care providers who participate in the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)-funded child care services program. The purpose of TWC-funded child care services is twofold: (1) to assist low-income families maintain or transition toward self-sufficiency by providing child care subsidies to eligible parents who are working or participating in education or training, and (2) to promote early physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of children who are the future workforce.

WFSCB continues to allocate a portion of its child care funding to provide quality training activities and resources to child care providers who aspire to provide a “higher” level of service and has established the Early Childhood Development Quality Services Program. This program will provide professional development activities and resources to early childhood education personnel within its 12-county region and focuses on the following areas:

  • Integrating early literacy strategies into the four- and five-year old classrooms of child care centers with
    WFSCB agreements.
  • Increasing the number of Texas Rising Star child care providers within its 12-county region.
  • Provide professional development training activities that address children with special needs.
  • Provide professional development training activities that address child care directors’ management training needs.

In 2014, WFSCB received $11.8 million dollars from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide subsidized Child Care Services for 3,752 families affording child care for 6,040 children within its 12-county region which includes Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties. This funding makes it possible for parents to maintain jobs or attend school or participate in training activities which enable them to enhance their quality of life and the lives of their children.

WFSCB is committed to helping child care providers enhance the quality of services they provide to the children and families they serve in the Coastal Bend region.

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