Wells, Valarie Y
Quality Improvement and Provider Services Specialist - Care About Childcare
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Last Updated: 2/8/16 -

(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 @ UVU - Quality Improvement and Provider Services Specialist (Nov2014-present)

  • Provide services for child care providers in Juab, Summit, Wasatch, and Utah County which include but not limited to approving CAC criteria and ensuring that information and CAC criteria help is available to providers
  • Generating professional development plans and assisting providers with career ladder counseling 
  • Administering start up grants and essentials in an envelope non face to face training envelopes
  • Overseeing the UVU website and the CAC@UVU Facebook page
  • Creating and emailing the CAC quarterly newsletter
  • Overall monitoring of the outreach provided to child care providers in the CAC@UVU SDA

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

  • Redesign and oversee the Care About Childcare UVU website and Facebook page
  • Create and distribute the Care About Childcare quarterly newsletter
  • Assist and input providers’ Care About Childcare quality indicators and criteria verification and pictures into the CAC/QRIS website
  • Create and update marketing campaigns and materials, grant applications and documents, and presentation handouts for both Care About Childcare and Office of Child Care
  • Provide counseling 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
  • Generate reports as specified in the agency annual program plan
  • Assist with Care About Childcare provider resource nights
  • Assist in the daily operation of the Care About Childcare agency

Care About Childcare @ 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 Social/Involvement Committee Member

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PACE Employee Recognition Committee Member

 – Present