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Lakeview Terrace Head Start Center

Site Administrator: Fatu Saleem

What is your educational background?
I have a Bachelor of Art Degree in Sociology from Cleveland State University and a Master of Science in Education from Capella University with a Specialization in Early Childhood Education.

What is your favorite thing about what you do?
My favorite things are the one-on-one interaction with the children as well as the group engagement I have with them. Meeting the parents and the families of our children and learning about the goals and dreams they have are additional benefits.

What inspires you to do your job? 
What inspires me to do my job has no one answer. As I look back over my life during my sophomore year of college I received a work study program and the only program available to me happened to be teaching at the University Day Care Center. I was a Biology Major and my plan was to become a Pediatrician, but I found my passion, which to me was not too far from my original plan: they both involved caring for children. Working at the day care center helped me realize the influences and impact I had on children’s language development, cooperative play, developing their self- esteem and self-confidence, problem solving, sharing etc. These are few of the things that inspire me to do my job.

What’s one thing you want parents to know about your site?
One thing I would like for parents to know about Lakeview Terrace Head Start: we are a safe, loving, caring, and highly qualified early childhood education provider. We want to see all the children that walk through the doors of Lakeview Terrace and their parents succeed in life.

For more information, or to enroll please call the Lakeview Terrace Head Start Center at (216) 795-5255.

This center is 5 star certified by Ohio’s Step Up to Quality star rating system!