While many of us are digging out our sidewalks and scraping ice off our windshields, construction is moving forward at full pace in Phoenix -- thank goodness for that southwest climate!
Since our last update, we've been hard at work making the multitude of decisions requisite in opening a center and school of this impact -- everything from carpet and paint, to the play structures and learning modules available to Educare's children and families, to our newest news: the selection of Educare Arizona's Executive Director. We're excited to be bringing on board one of the country's passionate, committed voices in early learning, and working with this soon-to-be-publicly-announced individual to bring great things to bear on our communities, both locally and nationally.
Late this fall, I had the opportunity to visit the newly-opened Educare of Seattle at White Center. Together with members of the Bounce Learning Network, I watched children operate on a learning environment created with the best of what the available science tells us to offer. Having now visited Educare centers in Miami, Omaha, and Seattle, I can't wait to have Educare's excellence at play in the Valley of the Sun(s).
The Steve Nash Foundation has also been working to make supporting Educare as convenient and rewarding as possible. Giveback.org/steve offers e-commerce opportunities to support both Educare Arizona and the Steve Nash Foundation, globalgiving.org has this page for Educare Arizona, and there are new Flip video cameras at theflip.com/steve through the “Flip for Good” program that benefit this work as well. One of the best assists you can make, though, is just telling others about why you care about children; growing health in kids means growing our collective voice to advocate for them.
With hopes for a peaceful winter season, and continued good weather for building,
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