It was a great day for PEACE, Inc. and our community

It was a great day for PEACE, Inc. and our community

It was a great day for PEACE, Inc. and our community yesterday, as NYS Governor Kathy Hochul, Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, and Micron Chief People Officer announced their continuing commitment towards affordable childcare in our region. As part of the event, Micron pledged continued financial support to PEACE, Inc. and Child Care Solutions of CNY’s Early Childhood Career Pathways Program, which has helped open 34 Home Family Daycares and create 280 to 560 childcare slots in our community over the past 4 years. We thank the Governor, Micron, and our local officials for their commitment towards our community’s future.

To learn more about the event and the details of this childcare commitment, visit https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-and-micron-announce-substantial-progress-child-care-commitments-central-new.

To learn more about the program as well as testimonials about the impact of our partnership’s program, visit https://youtu.be/GFdxX-fmBZg.

We also appreciate the kind words about our successful program offered by Micron in this report. https://youtu.be/GFdxX-fmBZg

Governor Kathy Hochul - New York State
April Arnzen, chief people officer at Micron Technology.
Onondaga County Executive J. Ryan McMahon
Congratulations to Jazmin Valdez for opening her NYS Registered Family Daycare Business!

Congratulations to Jazmin Valdez for opening her NYS Registered Family Daycare Business!

We’re so proud of our clients! Today we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS to Jazmin Valdez for opening her NYS Registered Family Daycare Business, Beautiful Flowers Day Care, on 1/23/2023!

The Early Childhood Career Pathways program gives people in our community the opportunity to receive education, employment, and funds to open their own Family Daycare business within the field of Early Childhood.

Child Development Associate Credential holders

Child Development Associate Credential holders

Meet our new Child Development Associate Credential holders!

Amina Sharif from Merrick Head Start and Tim Gardner from Genesee Head Start both completed their CDA credentials in May!

Both Amina and Tim have future Bachelor degree goals! Amina enrolled in Muslim Studies in January 2022 and Tim will pursue an Early Childhood degree this fall.

Way To Go Amina and Tim!

Success Story: Tarleshia Holmes—Registered Family Daycare

Success Story: Tarleshia Holmes—Registered Family Daycare

Tarleshia Holmes, single mother of two children that both live with her full-time, was working part-time as a bus driver for  First Student Management, driving children to school and home every day when she entered the ECCPP.  While she liked her job, she wanted a steady schedule and hours she could depend on.

She moved herself and her family to the North Side of Syracuse in August 2021, where she set to work on creating her day care which she named JPH Childcare LLC.

Tarleshia Holmes
JPH Childcare LLC

Photo shows part of her daycare space filled with plenty of stimulating toys and activities for developing children.

Tarleshia Holmes—Registered Family Daycare

At is a photo of the book station in JPH Childcare. Tarleshia has chosen to use labeling in her center.  Displaying labels and signs in Early Childhood environments is an important part of creating a print-rich learning experience.  Children will naturally begin to associate printed letters and words with objects and pictures.

Tarleshia is now a proud business owner and has future goals to expand into Group Daycare, where she will double her capacity and hire an assistant! .         

Congratulations Tarleshia!