The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt, author, politician, and first lady of the United States
Looking into the eyes of an infant in our care, it seems impossible that we literally hold her future in our hands. It is amazing to watch parents of infants fall in love and to realize that our role in supporting them will last a lifetime. Never doubt how important your work is. Daily, you enable families to realize their dreams for their children and themselves. You play a critical role in allowing families to go to work knowing that their children are in the hands of individuals who truly care about their hopes and dreams as a family. You are the extended family, listening, sharing stories of their child’s development, and supporting the parents’ mastery of newfound parenting skills. You are helping young families realize their potential.
In loving memory of Gryphon House author Leanne Grace, MEd, we are sharing pieces of her inspirational writing every Wednesday. Leanne was the director of professional development at Hildebrandt Learning Centers and a lifelong advocate for early childhood education. She inspired the early childhood community to prepare children as lifelong learners with her ability to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. One person can make a difference, and Leanne did just that. She will be sorely missed.