Provider of the Year Award

The Provider of the Year Award is presented annually at the CCPC Conference. Being selected as a Provider of the Year is not an easy task, but a well-deserved award. It begins by someone nominating a deserving provider during our call for POY nominations in our November e-newsletter. After all Nominees are received, they are sent a self-assessment form and notebook to be completed and returned, usually within a 6-8-week period. After notebooks are judged by three competent judges selected outside of the CCPC board. The judges will judge providers solely on the information submitted (following a rubric of CCPC Standards for quality childcare), not on their personal knowledge of the provider. 

 

All providers will then be sent a letter of thanks for participating and notifying them if they are a finalist.

 

The selected provider is then notified so that they may prepare a short speech to deliver at the CCPC Conference, when the award is presented. The recipient is also welcome to invite the family members to be a part of their celebration. 

 

Needless to say, a recipient of the Provider of the Year Award should feel greatly honored as it is a Great honor and recognition of all the hard work they do.

Provider of the Year will receive a complimentary event registration, one night hotel stay and one year CCPC of Kansas membership. 

2020 Provider of the Year

This year we had 7 nominees for provider of the year. Each nominee in this large and competitive field of providers was nominated by someone in their community who recognized their unique and exceptional commitment to providing quality child care. We would like to acknowledge their accomplishments and applaud their hard work!

 

Amy Ornelas - Chanute

Stephanie Timmons - Wichita

Tammy Starkey - Wichita

Tammy Terry and Lisa Lamphier - Wichita

Heather Patrick - Wichita

Karen Clemens - Wichita

Although all the nominees were excellent and the decision was tough, one provider was judged to be the most outstanding: Congratulations to our 2020 Provider of the Year Tammy Starkey!

 

Tammy has been dedicated to promoting the growth and development of the whole child for 23 years! She holds two degree in early childhood education and business management, and she is a participant in the Links to Quality pilot program. She’s a loving wife of 33 years and enjoys spending time with her two grown children and 5 grandchildren. Tammy says her program is focused on “providing children with a safe environment, where they may thrive in the experience of a happy and fun early childhood development program through play.”

 

When asked for a statement about the care Tammy provides, many people offered glowing praise for her work:

 

“Tammy’s passion for these children shows in everything she does, from her devotion to her families as a whole, to ensuring feels loved individually.” – Jean Kootz

 

“I have never seen anyone work as hard as she does on a daily basis” - Jennifer

Past Providers of the Year

1991     

1992    

1993     

1994   

1995    

1996     

1997    

1998     

1999     

2000   

2001     

2002     

2003     

2004     

2005     

2006    

2007     

2008    

2009     

2010     

2011     

2012     

2013    

2014     

2015     

2016    

2017

2019     

2020

Donna Becker

Becky Woerz

Reva Wywadis

Bernetta Hlad

Jessica James

Chris Saner

Dawn Kemble Brown

Brenda Thomas

Pam Elliot

Janelle Newsome

Darlene Gillespie

Rebecca Thill

Shannon Zaring 

Karen Korl

April Utt

Cathy Gray

Tracey Schmidt

Linda Meinert & Kelly Crowder

Lynette Weinman

Brenda Schoen

Melissa Patterson

Cassandra Campbell

Tammy Wolfley

Jayme McKinney

Stacy Hook 

Terria Ashby

Dusty Davenport

Christy Randall

Tammy Starkey

McPherson

Emporia

Topeka

Salina

Topeka

Gardner

Dover

Enterprise

Praire Village

Wichita

Pleasenton

Lyndon

Bonner Springs

Abilene

Ogden

Wichita

Abilene

Leavenworth

Overland Park

Olathe

Topeka

Topeka

Osawatomie

Topeka

Emporia

Ulyssess

Eskridge

Frontenac

Wichita

Do you know someone that deserves this award? 
Watch here for a call for nominations!
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram