Green Road Early Learning Center
Site Administrator: Theresa Cooper
What is your educational background?
I graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
What is your favorite thing about what you do?
Receiving spontaneous “love hugs” throughout the day from center children just inspires me! They notice every detail about me! They remind me of why I’m really here. The children are so innocent, open, willing to give and soaking up everything around them, reminding me that everything I do and say affects them. What I demonstrate to them has the first impressions and lasting affects on their lives.
What inspires you to do your job?
I see little ones come into the center for the first time somewhat fearful, and quickly observe them developing loving, supportive relationships with their peers, teachers, family service workers, and myself. It is so rewarding watching those same children individually blossom, developing independence, confidence, opinions, communication skills, social skills, and math, language and problem-solving skills that will remain and affect them all of their lives. It’s so wonderful to know that I am a part of helping to shape lives for future leaders. It’s a great responsibility that I do not take lightly!
What’s one thing you want potential parents to know about your site?
We want them to be an extension of our Head Start family. It’s more than just a job! We want to engage as partners with them to help their child(ren) develop into individuals with initiative, confidence, and an educational foundation. Together, we can help mold individuals who will make a positive difference in the world. Our endeavor is to educate and support children, but also their parents and families. We will work with them in learning about their immediate and future goals. Parents can be assured that we will care for their child(ren) as if they were our own. We have a caring staff who empower children and families and help them to grow and flourish!
This center is 4 star certified by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality star rating system!