On September 30, 2017 Wu Yee Children's Services held a breakfast in appreciation of its Family Child Care providers at the Bayview Opera House. Providers from Wu Yee’s Family Child Care Quality Network, Food Program, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, and Provider Training Programs were honored for their years of service and their dedication to the children and families of San Francisco.
Supervisor Norman Yee presented three Certificates of Honor from The City and County of San Francisco to Siu Kam Cheung, Barbara Ng, and Delia Suarez. Siu Kam Cheung is retiring from the Early Head Start Family Child Care Program after nineteen years. She has been and continues to be a leader in the Wu Yee Provider Network and while she’s retiring, she will continue to educate generations of children to come and we thank her for her partnership and service.
As a member of the Family Child Care Quality Network at Wu Yee, Barbara Ng participated in the first peer learning communities and educational cohorts in Chinatown. She also recently expanded her early care and education business in 2016. Wu Yee is honored to have been a part of her growth as she has been an equal part of Wu Yee’s growth in the early care and education community.
Delia Suarez has been providing early care and education to generations of children for seventeen years. In San Francisco’s Bayview district, Delia has a garden for children to learn and families to rest and renew. Her garden is filled with mature fruit trees, vegetables and animals, so children can learn hands on science and math in a natural setting. Delia has helped develop a Spanish speaking Early Head Start Provider Network, expanding Wu Yee’s capacity to serve monolingual Spanish speaking children and families.
In addition to recognizing Family Child Care Providers for their leadership and service ranging from one to over twenty years, a new online care portal was previewed. Cindy Lin, Resource and Referral Manager, demonstrated a tutorial of features designed to make finding and referring child care providers easier and more intuitive for families. The portal will also be used as a marketing tool for providers, so potential clients can learn about them and their centers before scheduling a home visit.
Attendees enjoyed a delicious breakfast catered by Blackberry Soul, a photo booth with fun props by Heirloom Photo Booths, and participated in a drawing for door prizes donated by generous in-kind donors:
Airbnb, Alamo Drafthouse San Francisco, Asian Art Museum, Bi-Rite Market, Cole Hardware, Concannon Vineyard,Disney California Adventure Park, de Young Museum, Harrah's & Harveys Lake Tahoe, JetBlue, Kaplan Toys, Lakeshore Learning, McKahn Family Cellars, O'Neill Vintners, Philz Coffee, PIER 39, Retzlaff Vineyards, San Francisco Zoo, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sports Basement, StubHub, Trader Joe's - San Francisco CA, Yank Sing, Z. Cioccolato
Wu Yee is extremely proud of its honorees and all of its FCC Providers. We wish them much success with their business and prosperity in the years to come!