Pam Runkle, EVP of Early Care & Learning

Pam Runkle, Quality Care for Children’s (QCC) executive vice president of Early Care and Learning, has been working to improve the quality of early education in Georgia for  38 years. She has spent the last 31 years at QCC where she has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs to improve the quality of child care across the state and to assist parents in making the best child care decisions for their families.

Many years of hands-on experience in early care and education, including a family child care business and teaching in child care centers and school age settings, make Pam one of the top experts on these topics in Georgia. She has served on many early care and education taskforces and committees through the years including most recently the DECAL Advisory Committee, the Quality Initiatives Advisory Committee,  the State Leadership Team for Family Engagement, and the Workforce Knowledge and Competencies Work Group.

Pam is currently the president of the Georgia Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, and has served as a board member for the national organization, Child Care Aware of America. In 2005, she was the recipient of the Georgia Association for Young Children Advocate of the Year award.

Pam is a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Social Work. She is an Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations graduate from the Fanning Institute at the University of Georgia, as well as has certificates in Child Care Administration and National Leadership for Child Care from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pam lives in Smyrna with her family. She enjoys doting on her two young granddaughters, reading, and gardening.