What a month April has been! All of our children and educators were busy learning all about Dinosaurs! Our Program Directors had a tough time deciding on Teacher of the Month nominees, but in the end we had a wonderful group of women nominated for the award this month! The following educators were nominated by their Directors:

  • Jordan Kendrick, Leawood
  • Christine West, Springfield III
  •  Payton Hartman, Springfield II
  • Glenna Foster, Springfield I
  • Sarah Looney, Rogers
  • Stephanie Barrios, Ozark
  • Vanessa Gacutan, Colorado Springs
  • Kathy Reed, University City
  • Lena Obeid, Southlake
  • Jessica Watson, Gilbert

Congratulations to all of these nominees! Your children, families and co-workers are lucky to have each of you in their lives. Thank you for all you do every day!!

With that being said, it is our pleasure to introduce you to Patty Friedman, our Company-Wide April 2015 Teacher of the Month! Patty is the Infant Teacher in Scottsdale, AZ.

pattyProgram Director, Jenn Morgan, had the following to say about Patty, “Ms. Patty has been our infant room teacher for the past three and a half years, and in that time, she has stolen the heart of every baby that has come through her room.  She has such a genuine love for the children in her care, and that love shows every single day.  Every family in our infant classroom has the security of knowing that their babies will be taken care of and loved as if they were Ms. Patty’s own.  Team spirit is another quality that makes Ms. Patty so deserving of this award.  She is always willing to lend a hand or an ear to her co-workers, and she always does it with a smile.  Our infant classroom is what it is because of her, and we couldn’t be happier to have her with us.”

Patty began her career in childcare over twenty years ago, when she began teaching in the same program her daughter was attending as a baby. She started by working in the infant room there and has loved that age group ever since!

While working with the babies in her care, Patty loves watching her little ones learn new things, and reach the first milestones of their lives. She enjoys making them smile every day and being a part of a company that is just like another family to her.

Patty’s favorite projects in her classroom involve painting with her kiddos, they love to finger paint and make pictures for their families!

Outside of work, Patty enjoys shopping and spending time with friends and family!

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