2018 Karen Kaye Achievement Awards - Pathways LA

23rd Jun 2018

2018 Karen Kaye Achievement Awards

Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA), a non-profit organization strengthening families and advocating to expand access to quality child care throughout Los Angeles County, hosts its 8th Annual Karen Kaye Achievement Award celebration. It will be held at the Almansor Court in the city of Alhambra, on Saturday, June 23rd, where over 60 child care providers will be honored for their professional development accomplishment. The achievement award is named after Karen Kaye, the former executive director of Connections for Children, a member agency serving the west Los Angeles region. Karen is fondly remembered for passionately championing quality in early child care and education


“We look forward to recognizing the hard work of Early Care & Education Professionals as they strive to improve the children’s early education experience,” – Cristina Alvarado, Executive Director of the Child Care Alliance

The Gateways for Early Educators™

The Gateways for Early Educators™ Passport program, funded in part by the California Department of Education (CDE) Early Education Support Division (EESD), provides the opportunity for early educators, family child care providers and teaching staff in child care centers to grow professionally and receive assistance as they navigate a path into the higher education system. Throughout the year, trainings are held at the ten (10) Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles member Resource and Referral and Alternative Payment agencies and made public on the California Early Care & Education Workforce Registry calendar available online at www.caregistry.org. Training topics include: nutrition and physical activity for young children, child development, early childhood literacy, learning environments and curriculum, First Aid and CPR, and business management. One-on-one assistance and coaching are also offered to Early Care and Education Professionals in the Gateways program.

“The Gateways program was able to provide me with the appropriate information to help sharpen me in my professional skills regarding early care for children,” said one of the participating educators. Many of those in attendance will be receiving their 1st , 2nd , and 3rd Achievement Award in recognition of obtaining 48, 96, or 144 hours of training.


The Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) is a partnership of ten Resource and Referral and Alternative Payment agencies in Los Angeles County. Our agencies work together to strengthen families and ensure high-quality child care and early learning across Los Angeles County.