A Journey of an Accredited Provider is the true story of one woman's bold crusade to offer the highest quality care for children in her home while overcoming daunting obstacles. Angela Bayer-Persico, self-reliant from an early age, transcends her entanglement in an abusive relationship to raise her children with loving attention while transforming her home into a nurturing setting for the lucky little ones who enter her door. Through self-education and relentless determination, Bayer-Persico creates an award-winning environment for the children in her care. She recognizes that a high-quality program during a child's early years has lasting positive effects, such as elevated confidence and boosted academic achievements later in life. Childcare providers may gain imaginative strategies and practical advice, including actual contracts and policies, in order to create their own high-quality childcares. All readers will benefit from the author's hard-earned, real-world wisdom and advice.