It’s absolutely a privilege for me to work with early childhood organizations around this country. I’ve met incredibly talented and devoted professionals doing amazing things for children and families every day. I love hearing the different stories about what drives people to do this important work.
Recently, I was able to spend some time getting to know one organization with a particularly inspiring story. Being with them and listening to them talk about their work and their vision literally gave me goose bumps. I knew I had to share what they were doing with you.
Childcare Resources of Indian River in Vero Beach, Florida began with three tenacious educators going out of their way to create something better for 25 children. Today, the ripple effect of their efforts has grown into something that impacts 3000 children and still growing.
In this episode I’m talking with Childcare Resources’ executive director, Shannon McGuire Bowman as well as the director of the school that has grown out of that early program, Tara Beard. They’re sharing how one simple idea has grown into a robust community effort to serve children and families who would likely otherwise slip through the cracks.
This is one big story about taking the next small step.
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