Meet Our Team: Ms. Amy

amy-dinosaur-songMeet Ms. Amy in the Researchers I (3 and 4 year old) room!

How long have you worked at King’s Daughters? A little over 6 years

Have you always worked with 3 and 4 year olds? No, I started with older kids, but I love the three and four year olds. They’re so curious! At first I was a little intimidated by them – they are so hands on – but everything is new to them. They’re so curious and there is so much joy in their learning.

What is one of your favorite moments from working with the children? Last year we had a a child who was so quiet and difficult to understand. It was amazing to work with her over the year – she blossomed into being happy and helpful and a true leader in our classroom. She would model for others all the time. It was wonderful to see her growth and development.

Why do you like working for King’s Daughters? I love the mission and our families and these kids. We’re working to educate, but we’re also providing community and refuge and safety. So many come with a story and life has hasn’t always been fair – I think it’s great to be a part of a place where people care and the children know they’ll be taken care of.

What is your favorite part of the day? Centers in the morning. The children get so into their play. It’s amazing to help them learn about the world. (Pictures from Center time below!)

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Special Glimpse: The Infant Room

We’re overjoyed to welcome infants to King’s Daughters Child Development Center!

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Our infant room in the new Louise Odom Children’s Center is staffed by two caretakers and a third “floater” who comes and helps out as needed. Ms. LaTonya (pictured above), Ms. Jonda, and Ms. Susan (pictured below) develop special bonds with the babies, fostering trust in others and allowing our babies to feel safe and loved while their families are at work or school. We’re especially grateful to our generous supporters, like the Joe C. Davis Foundation, whose financial gifts and grants make our work possible.

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Our infant room is equipped with bright, colorful objects for our little friends to examine and hold. Infants achieve the special physical milestones of sitting up, crawling, and pulling to stand during their time in this room… and some even begin walking on their own! It’s such a pleasure to see these little people gain the physical capabilities to explore their surroundings.

standingWe’re so proud and honored to offer an environment full of love and wonder for these precious little ones!