One of the great privileges of working with children is getting to see them grow and develop. I love hearing them begin to use complicated language, express their feelings, and share with their friends. It is especially gratifying that they remember me. I feel so lucky to know that our work enriches the lives of children and families every day. We could not do this work without your help.
On June 29, 2021, IVYP was proud to hold the first ever virtual LEAP Awards. At the event two leaders in our community who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the children and families of our locality were honored: Dr. Carrie Towbes and Wendy Sims-Moten.
May is teacher appreciation month, and it occurs to me that every single person who works at IVYP is a teacher. Some are obvious. Most of our employees work directly with children. We honor them for creating a loving, trauma-informed environment that nurtures growth and development.