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Opening Doors for Children & Families

May 2012

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Today is a very special day. It may be the best day of my Mom and Dad's life. For 29 years ago their favourite child was born - ME! I'm sure they would agree on all points. I'm sure my siblings know the truth and would agree also. I still get excited about my birthday! I am excited to spend time with friends and I am always excited about a reason to celebrate anything. I just like to celebrate really.

Something very interesting shifted for me this year which has caused me even more joy. I was cleaning, (which I have been doing slowly for the past three days to get ready for my birthday guests...

Mother's Day is just around the corner! I knew I wanted to dedicate this blog post to all of the wonderful mom's out there, but also wanted to capture the essence of ABC Head Start. Here at ABC Head Start we pride ourselves in being an agency who solicits feedback. We like to find ways to involve staff, volunteers, parents, partners and other stakeholders in decision-making. We value all of these opinions in making ABC Head Start the amazing program it is!

Recently, as in tonight because I am terrible with deadlines, in the true spirit of ABC Head Start I decided to poll my friends and...

Recently I received this email from a colleague regarding an upcoming presentation we are making to staff: Colleague - "...I need to review and think through my presentation notes – and you and I will need to decide who is doing what. How do you want to figure that out?" Me - "I thought I would mostly be your hype girl…like stand beside you and cheer you on…but I could probably do more than that."

Now if you are unfamiliar with the term hype girl click here for a quick tutorial. My sister lovingly refers to me as her hype girl. I like the term because I enjoy being people's cheerleaders. Again...

At ABC Head Start we have employees who have been with the agency from the very beginning (or nearly the very beginning.) This week something very special happened for two of those employees. As they were working away in the classroom there was a knock at the door. They recognized the woman right away, she was a past parent of ABC Head Start. Beside her was a young man dressed in a tuxedo. They introduced themselves and instantly the two teachers remembered them.

The young man was a past ABC Head Start child. He was graduating from high school, and this was his graduation day. He and his...

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