Wells, Valarie Yvonne
Quality Improvement and Provider Services Specialist - Care About Childcare
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Last Updated: 1/22/17 -

(Employed at UVU since 2012)


  • BS in Information Technology - Administrative Information Management Emphasis, UVU 2007 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • AAS in Business Management, UVU 2004 (High Honors)


Care About Childcare at UVU
Quality Improvement and Provider Services Specialist (Nov2014-present)

  • Process state grants and non-face-to-face training packets for child care providers
  • Manage an annual budget for office purchasing pro card
  • Create and update marketing campaigns and materials, grant applications and documents, Care About Childcare website flyers, and presentation handouts for both Care About Childcare agencies and the Office of Child Care
  • Work on multiple group and single projects statewide with the Office of Childcare, DWS, and other Care About Childcare agencies
  • Input providers’ Care About Childcare quality indicators and criteria verification and pictures into the CAC/QRIS database
  • Generate and analyze reports as specified in the agency annual program plan
  • Build relationships and partnerships with key early childhood programs and community agencies such as Child Care Licensing, Help Me Grow, Head Start, and Afterschool programs
  • Instruct CAC/QRIS quality indicator classes at Care About Childcare-UVU provider resource nights
  • One-on-one individualize criteria training for child care providers
  • One-on-one consultations with child care providers on professional development plans and PDA awards
  • One-on-one instruction with child care provider on state Immunization reporting procedures
  • Redesign and oversee the Care About Childcare-UVU website and Facebook page
  • Create and distribute the Care About Childcare quarterly newsletter
  • Assist in the daily operation of the Care About Childcare agency

Utah Child Care Professional Development Institute Trainer (Jan2015-present)

  • Substitue teach all Basic Levels (1/3) courses on the CCPDI Career Ladder curriculum

Care About Childcare at UVU
Referral and Data Specialist (April2012-October2014)

  • Assist and instruct at statewide Care About Childcare conferences and trainings
  • Assist and instruct Care About Childcare trainers at annual meetings
  • Assist with Care About Childcare provider resource nights
  • Provide information and referral to parents needing child care
  • Maintain and update agency referral policies according to annual program plan
  • Maintain an accurate database of provider information and agency information as specified in the agency annual program plan

Care About Childcare at Utah Valley University assists parents, providers, and community partners by providing referrals, collaboration, early childhood education and resources to promote quality child care. CAC-UVU is a program of Utah Valley University. Funded by Utah Department of Workforce Services, Office of Child Care.


  • PACE Student Affairs Co-Senator
    July 2016 – Present
  • PACE Social/Involvement Committee Member
     – Present
  • PACE Employee Recognition Committee Member
     – June 2015


  • Career Ladder Level 7
    Child Care Professional Development Institute - Utah State University
    December 2016
  • Relationship Touchpoints Endorsement
    Child Care Professional Development Institute - Utah State University
    December 2014