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Child Care Associates names Chief Performance Officer

Written by Mindia Whittier

The new executive brings a strong data-driven focus to her job.

Child Care Associates (CCA), one of the largest child development nonprofits in North Texas, has named a new Chief Performance Officer.

In the position, Karin Scott will work to build strong partnerships to design, develop and implement continuous improvement efforts that accelerate results for children and families.

“Karin’s enthusiasm and expertise is so well-timed for us,” said CCA CEO Kara Waddell. “Our team, more than ever, is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in North Texas and being the torch-bearer for new and innovative ways to offer child care. Karin is a critical part of our team accomplishing those goals.”

Scott earned her master’s in public administration from the University of Memphis. She worked for the Delta Health Alliance (DHA) as associate vice president, Strategic Data for seven years, where she focused on analyzing and synthesizing data to spark meaningful conversations and action plans aimed at improving the well-being of children in the Mississippi Delta. At DHA, Scott served as the data and improvement lead for two federal Promise Neighborhoods – place-based collective impact initiatives focused on reducing poverty through a cradle to career approach.

CCA offers Head Start and Early Head Start and Child Care Management Services. The organization delivers quality early education programs to children and families of disadvantaged means, offsets the high cost of child care for lower-income working families and increases the quality of child care delivered across Tarrant County. Scott plans to apply disciplined use of data in her new role to improve systems and lives long-term.

“Over the past two and half years at CCA, we’ve been working to build a culture of results,” said Scott. “To do that it takes strong and dynamic leaders who feel comfortable using data to inform their decision making and leadership. I’m proud of the systems we created for CCA’s Head Start program and am excited to continue to build on our efforts across the organization.”

CCA has served more than half a million young children in the past 54 years.

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