and KCET’s A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su
Casa is pleased to announce the 2008 Arizona Outstanding In-Home
Care Provider award recipients!
of the following women were nominated based on their outstanding
service to the children they care for in their homes, birth
to age 5, and because of their contributions they make to
the profession as an in-home care provider.
3 women will join the team of local A Place of Our
Own/Los Niños en Su Casa (APLO) trainers to
provide workshops based on the broadcast and online content
created by KCET in partnership with BP, First 5 California,
and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Each received
a technology package that includes a Dell Laptop computer,
an Epson LCD projector, and Verizon wireless internet subscription
for 1 year underwritten by grant funds from APLO. Additionally,
Microsoft Education donated a Microsoft Office Suite for each
is enthusiastic about supporting the work of each of these
women in their communities to further the goals of professionalism
in early childhood.
Carmina Mariscal is married and a mother of 3 children. She
recently completed her Childcare Development Associate's (CDA)
degree from Central Arizona College. She has lived and worked
as a childcare provider in a rural part of Southern Arizona
since 2005. She is extremely dedicated to the childcare profession
and is active in the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona’s
Early Childhood Partnership of Southern Pima County. "Carmina
is an intelligent and dedicated childcare professional who
is compassionate for others and committed to being a childcare
provider of the utmost professionalism."
was nominated by Vanessa Felty, J.D., the Director of Community
Mobilization for the United Way of Tucson.
Nsagane is married and a mother of 3 children. She became
a child care provider 2 years ago to stay at home with her
younger 2 children. She holds a Master of Business Administration
in Management Degree and has transitioned into the childcare
profession with great diligence. She is a registered S*CCEEDS
trainer and working on her CDA. She is the first childcare
volunteer provider for Catholic Charities Resettlement Program
and helped craft the job description and assist other caregivers
who join the organization. "Nonubari is affectionate,
capable, and supports the views of parents in caring for their
children… her zeal to get better and improve is unlimited."
was nominated by Patricia Gillem, the Volunteer Coordinator
for the Refugee Resettlement Program with Catholic Charities
Community Services, along with parents of the children she
cares for, and her husband.
Deshika is married and a mother of 2 children. She came to
the United States from Sri Lanka. She earned a Montessori
certificate prior to immigrating to the United States. She
began her own family child care business while pregnant with
her second child and is excited about being able to be at
home while working at something she is so passionate about!
She is involved with S*CCEEDS and working currently on her
CDA. "Deshika is a role model for other family child
care providers and always eager to share her learning with
was nominated by Dr. Diana Abel, the Director of Rio Salado
College's Early Childhood and Human Development Undergraduate
Place of Our Own is broadcast on Eight Monday, Wednesday
and Friday at 5 am in English and Los Niños
en Su Casa is broadcast on Eight Tuesday and Thursday
at 5 am in Spanish.
Arizona PBS specializes
in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs,
lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture
— utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the
Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based
initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus
of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more
than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a
network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With
more than 1.3 million viewers each week, Eight consistently
ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per
capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent
of the station’s annual budget. ASSET (Arizona School
Services through Educational Technology is the educational
outreach department for Eight, serving PreK-Grade 12 educators
and young children’s caregivers with educational resources
from PBS. For more information, visit www.azpbs.org.
is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.
funding for A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su
Casa is provided by BP, First 5 California, and the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting.
Place of Our Own/Los Niños en Su Casa is a production
of KCET/Los Angeles in association with Sesame Workshop and
44 Blue Productions, Inc. Visit aplaceofourown.org
for more information.