National Association of Professional Women Inducts Kelly Zdanovec, Executive Director of Davis Child Care Center, Into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle

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Kelly Zdanovec selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

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I’m pleased to welcome Kelly into this exceptional group of professional women. Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Kelly Zdanovec as a 2016-2017 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in childcare. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Kelly into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Starting her career in child care in 1987 and later assuming a role as Kindergarten Teacher at Davis Child Care Center, Kelly Zdanovec assumed the role of Executive Director within 11 months. More than 15 years later, she continues her work in the same position. Her previous experience includes state teaching jobs and a stint at Harvard PreSchool.

“The dedication and commitment from our teachers show in our no-turnover status. Our experiences working with University of Wisconsin students as our support staff and others are all reasons why Davis remains an amazing place to be part of and one where we can make a difference every day in the lives of young children,” Ms. Zdanovec said. “In addition, our facility makes the necessary changes for quality programming. Our playgrounds are exceptional, providing age-appropriate play opportunities for all of our children.”

Part of Ms. Zdanovec’s job duties as Executive Director includes community collaborations. She works closely with the Oshkosh, WI, Area School District by hosting 4K Ready 4 Learning sites, the Fox Valley Technical School hosting education students and networks with Child Care Center Directors.

Ms. Zdanovec’s hard work has not gone unnoticed, as she is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association. In addition, Davis Child Care Center was voted Best in Oshkosh in 2009, 2014 and 2015, and was nationally accredited in August 2013.

Awards & Accomplishments: Bachelor’s, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Child and Family Studies, Child Development, Preschool Teaching; Family Service Credential certified for Strengthening Families; Board Director for Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association; Child Care voted Best in Oshkosh in 2009, 2014, 2015; State Achievement Award for collaborations with 4K; 5-Star Young Star Rating


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