It’s hard to believe that it’s already May. On May 18th we’ll be saying “goodbye” to some of the preschoolers enrolled in our Part Day/Part Year program option as they take a summer break before heading to kindergarten in the fall. I’m so proud that we were given the opportunity to be a part of these children’s lives. I’m proud to know that they are headed to kindergarten with the tools they need to be socially and academically successful. I’m proud to have worked with dedicated parents serving on Policy Council this year, and I’m proud to know that so many families have been empowered to be successful this year. I’m proud of our many staff members – Teachers, Family Support Advocates, Family Educators, and the Administrative teams – who all bring tireless passion to our work. I’m proud of our greater community that came together in many ways to support Growing Futures and children and families this year.
So while the school year draws to a close, I will not be sad to see so many of the sweet, smiling faces that I’ve grown accustomed to seeing head out the door. I will think instead of how much they’ve grown in their time here, and how proud I am that we’ve made a positive difference in their lives.