Ohio’s Top Child Care Center Administrator from Lakewood
The Lakewood Child Care Center (LCCC) is thrilled to announce that Director Holle Brambrick has been named the 2012 top program administrator by the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC), the Ohio affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Lakewood Child Care Center, formerly Lakewood Hospital Child Care Center, is located in the Belle Avenue Medical Building in downtown Lakewood.
Each year the OAEYC recognizes one outstanding director, principal, or other administrator of early childhood programs. Awardees must be advocates for quality programming that meets the needs of staff and families while also providing administrative leadership and support to ensure developmentally appropriate practice.
Brambrick, a graduate of Ohio University, joined Lakewood Hospital Child Care Center in 1994 as infant lead teacher. She was promoted to assistant director in 1999, and then to center director 2010. In 2011, Brambrick lead LCCC through a major transition from a Cleveland Clinic-run center to a not-for-profit, independent facility. She has spearheaded the process of LCCC’s national accreditation through NAEYC, the only center in Lakewood to have this distinction. Since Brambrick became director, LCCC has gone from a Two Star to a Three Star center through Ohio Department of Job and Family Service’s Step Up to Quality child care rating program.
Brambrick is actively involved in OAEYC and in Lakewood's early childhood professional network. This May, she will graduate with a Masters of Science in Education and Allied professions Program in Early Childhood leadership and Advocacy from the University of Dayton.
Lakewood Child Care Center, located at 1450 Belle Avenue in Lakewood, provides curriculum-based programming for children ages six weeks to eight years. Its mission is to provide exceptional, age-appropriate child care services to meet the needs of the families and children of Lakewood and surrounding cities and to provide affordable, high-quality care in a nurturing, stable and secure environment that fosters a child's social, creative, emotional, physical, and cognitive development. For more information, visit the website at www.lkwdchildcare.org.