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Early Childhood Direction Center Coordinator Wins 2014 Quality Care Award

Updated: 3/11/2014
Tracey Banks, 2014 Quality Care Award Winner

Tracey Banks, coordinator of Early Childhood Programs at the Early Childhood Direction Center of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, won the 2014 Quality Care Award from the Child Care Resource Center of Western New York.

The Quality Care Award is one of ten awards given annually from the Child Care Resource Center of Western New York to both individuals and agencies who show dedication, commitment and quality care in improving the lives of children concerning their education and everyday lives.

Tracey received this award for 2014 for her “29 years of dedication to improving the care of children with special needs and her devotion to making a difference in the early childhood profession and making a difference in her community.”

The Child Care Resource Center of Western New York is a member of a state and national system of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. They provide a comprehensive range of services to children and families, providers of early care and education, and government and businesses in Buffalo and Erie County.

The Early Childhood Direction Center is a facility of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, created to help professionals and parents of children with special needs. They provide free information, referral, technical assistance and support to families, professionals and community agencies concerned with children birth to age five with suspected or diagnosed delays or disabilities. To learn more about the Early Childhood Direction Center, please go to

Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, a Kaleida Health facility and teaching hospital for the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is the regional center for comprehensive and state-of-the-art pediatric, neonatal, perinatal and obstetrical services in Western New York and beyond.  For more information, please go online at