😔 We know that many of us have had the unfortunate opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors that just don’t understand what we do in early childhood education.
📢 AECA is committed to educating our fellow Arkansans on the importance of ECE to children, families, and our communities. We believe there are no better spokespersons than our members.
💙 We are continuing our advocacy efforts by sharing stories of inspiring educators all across the state. Today’s story is about Debbie Mays. Here is the story that was submitted on our website to share with you all:
I have known Debbie for many years through trainings and have always looked up to her but have really gotten a chance to know her better this past year. I was part of a cohort that worked towards attaining National Accreditation in 2021 and Debbie was one of the leaders of that cohort. She invited me to learn more about the way she works with her children by allowing me to follow her on her Bright Beginnings Facebook page. I have learned so much from her. She is just such an amazing provider and goes above and beyond for her families. She worked hard during Covid to find ways to connect with her kids each day mostly through FaceTime. She is active in several organizations and always represents Family Homes so well. She is passionate about the families she serves and about helping other providers succeed. Recently she has faced balancing her responsibilities of caring for children with the overwhelmingly hard season of caring for her husband Randy. As she has shared this journey I have seen even more of the beautiful person that she is through the care she has provided for all! Debbie truly is one of the best providers that I know.
⭐️ Show your appreciation for Debbie in the comments and share this post to amplify this inspiring story about our profession!
📖 Want to nominate someone or share your own story? Visit the Storytelling page on our website for more info as well as videos from our last storytelling cohort.