Fox Chase Cancer Center Day-Care Recognized Locally as Best Place to Work
PHILADELPHIA (February 21, 2006) - Creative Beginnings, the child development program for children of Fox Chase Cancer Center employees, has received the "Best Place to Work" award (large center category) by the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC). The winners were recognized at the DVAEYC's fourth annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Thursday, February 9th.
DVAEYC presents the "Best Place to Work" award to highlight child-care programs that recognize the importance of a quality work environment for staff as well as quality programming for children, and to encourage work environment excellence. The awards are based on the Model Work Standards developed by the Center for the Child Care Workforce.
Creative Beginnings has also received accreditation from the National Association of Educators for Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC accreditation is a rigorous, voluntary process by which early childhood programs demonstrate national standards of excellence. Only a small percent of early childhood programs nationwide have achieved this prestigious recognition.
"Our center consistently exceeds expectations of high quality child care as evidenced by positive annual parent surveys, notes and cards received by the staff throughout the year. We take pride and feel valued in the fact that by supporting our families, we are contributing to the mission of Fox Chase Cancer Center - to reduce the burden of human cancer," stated the senior teachers at Creative Beginnings in their nomination letter.
The Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children has been working since 1968, on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of young children (birth-eight) in Southeastern Pennsylvania. DVAEYC is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for young children by offering professional development and training to early childhood community and by increasing support for high quality early childhood programs.
Established in 1981, Creative Beginnings was one of the first, on-site employee child development centers in the Philadelphia area.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).