Raven Kras via Crowdrise
September 02, 2011
BENEFITING: Connections for Children
ORGANIZER: Connections for Children
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
I wanted to start a Family Child Care for many years, but had been terrified about the paperwork and the entire process of dealing with bureaucracy. Through research and friends I met who were child care providers, I finally felt comfortable beginning the process. In 2005, I finally had all the necessary paperwork completed for the approval of my Family Child Care.
In addition to the formal education process at a local College, I have had the great pleasure of connecting with Connections For Children, which has been an invaluable resource. Connections For Children, through many education and advoacy resources, continues to support my work and my commitment to quality child care.
I love my role as a caregiver and educator and enjoy observing the children at my center progress from infant to toddler, and I love staying connected to them, and their families as the children grow. No day is the same as the one before, which is one of the things I love the best! Although running a Family Child Care center can at times be exhausting work, at the end of the day I am happy to know that I was able to provide a safe environment for the children. I still keep in touch with each child that has been at my center over the years.
In honor of my commitment to children and in support of Connections For Children, I look forward to helping them raise money in this year's LA Marathon. Your support is more important than ever - particularly during these challenging times.