In celebration of National Inclusion Week, Penfield hosted Jonathan Heider, of Split Star Productions to share his "Inclusion Journey" with our staff and children. Jonathan shared how he navigates in a world designed for "able bodied individuals" and uses his lifetime of experiences to serve as a voice for others and pave the way for future generations to reach their fullest potential.
His story is deeply inspiring and resonates with our mission of helping children reach their fullest potential. Big thank you to Jonathan for speaking with our group!
Nice that Jonathan could join you to share his story!
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Ana and Hector chatted with The Morning Blend TMJ4 about ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with your kids. Watch the segment to hear some fun ways to introduce your kids to Hispanic figures and the importance of teaching young kids about different cultures.
HUGE shout out to Ana and Hector for stepping up and jumping in front of the camera to represent Penfield. It's not easy being on live TV and they both did awesome!
Penfield is deeply invested in the diversity, equity and inclusion of our staff and the families we serve. Today was a proud moment to celebrate the diversity of our staff and the valuable perspective they bring to our organization.
Penfield Children's Center is celebrating National Inclusion Week, a week that is designed to bring organizations together and inspire each other to create an inclusive workspace. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has organized a week of activities to promote inclusion throughout our organization.
Today our staff put our "lead with love" core value into action by sharing positive affirmations and notes of compassion, empathy, patience and kindness with fellow employees.
Staff also heard from Brad Holman with Children's of WI: SE Regional Center For Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) presenting on general resources and access points.
A great partnership for Southeast Regional Center Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Supporting young families and Birth to Three professionals to get connected to needed resources.
Today's culture of recognition spotlight is on Hector Ortega, early childhood and care teacher.
“Hector is an amazing teacher. Each day Hector truly goes above and beyond for his students. Hector demonstrates doing whatever it takes for the kids in this center to make sure they are happy, healthy, and in the best learning environment possible.” -- Taylor Hansen, Early Childhood and Care Teacher.
Thank you Hector, for all that you do here at Penfield Children's Center.