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Child Care Associates hires new Deputy Director

As early childhood development continues to be impacted by the pandemic, Child Care Associates (CCA) seeks to offer innovative solutions and policy impact around early education. To support this effort, CCA has hired early childhood development leader Patrick Sanders as its deputy director.

Sanders will oversee the Family Engagement Department, Home-Visiting Program, and Nutrition and Health Services while supporting CCA’s Head Start Director guide program policy and operations.

“Our goal is to ensure Child Care Associates leads the state as a model for quality early education and innovation. I’m excited to play a leadership role in bringing this to fruition and making it a reality,” said CCA Deputy Director Patrick Sanders.

Sanders attended Stephen F. Austin State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Before joining CCA, Sanders served as Program Director of Child Inc. in Austin, TX overseeing the Early Head Start, Head Start, Home Base, Summer Learning and After School Care Programs.

“The need for talent in the nonprofit space is critical, as well as the need for talent that represents the diversity of the families’ we serve in Fort Worth, Arlington and throughout Tarrant County. Patrick translates decades of nonprofit experience into on-the-ground services at Child Care Associates to ensure every child, regardless of neighborhood or circumstance, has access to quality early education,” commented CCA CEO Kara Waddell.

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