Denise Kalinski was recently recognized by the McCook Community 4 Kids team as Step Up to Quality certified childcare provider. Kalinski is a provider in McCook that enjoys working with the children and families that she serves. Denise is not only recognized as a community HERO for serving families, especially during the pandemic, Denise is now recognized as a continued quality provider through the state’s Step Up to Quality program.
High-quality early childhood programs can have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families. Step Up to Quality helps early childcare providers and educators recognize and improve quality. As such, providers who participate and achieve different levels within the program strive to continue to care and stimulate the learning environments of infants and toddlers in their programs.
The McCook Community 4 Kids Team is an initiative led locally by McCook Economic Development Corporation with support provided by the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. The local team has led the efforts to increase access and quality of early childhood education throughout the area. If interested in supporting or serving with this group, please reach out to Milva McGhee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (308) 345-1200.