Melissa Mosley transitioned to Validation Manager in September of 2018. She previously worked a s a Great Start to Quality Validator. Her current work is focused on ensuring the integrity of the Great Start to Quality rating system by reviewing the evidence submitted by programs and providers as part of their Self-Assessment Survey.
Ms. Mosley has worked in the field of early childhood for over ten years. She has worked in a NAEYC accredited center, a child care center, and a before and after school program. Ms. Mosley has worked as both an assistant and lead teacher. She has served children from birth to 13 years old. Through her work, Ms. Mosley has gained knowledge and experience in early childhood best practice, program development, writing curriculum, staff development, and family engagement.
Prior to her work in early childhood, Ms. Mosley completed an internship at the State of Michigan working for the Department of Human Services. She participated in home visits, court appearances, parent-child visitations, and supported the work of Social Workers. She gained valuable experience and knowledge of the work of Foster Care, Child Protective Services and the field of Human Services. Ms. Mosley also studied abroad in Mexico where she worked with children at the orphanage, Casa Hogar Benito Juarez. She supported the children of the orphanage with homework, arts, and developing their English language skills. Her time in Mexico allowed her the opportunity to experience and become familier with the local Spanish culture.
Ms. Mosley received her Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, with a minor in Personal and Community Health and Youth Studies, from Central Michigan University. She is currently working on her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education at Central Michigan University. She has experience working with the Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers, the Ages and Stages screening tool, and the Teaching Strategies Gold online assessment tool. She has used her education and experience to present at early childhood conferences.