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Welcome Letter from Julie Lee, our new Executive Director

Dear Childswork Families,

I am privileged and thrilled to have the opportunity to follow in Kim Hill’s footsteps and serve as your new Executive Director. The first time I visited the school I immediately knew that it was a special place and I wanted to become a part of the Childswork learning community.

As a career early childhood educator and program administrator, I passionately believe in the importance of providing high-quality ECE programs for all children regardless of socioeconomic standing, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or family life-style. I consider it my privilege and honor to support the amazing teachers and staff at Childswork so that they are able to provide your children with excellence in early childhood education.

My goal is to collaborate closely with the school faculty and administration to carry on the mission and philosophy as intended by the school founder and the Board of Directors, to “…provide supportive, nurturing, and encouraging environments for children and their families to discover new relationships, to discover new ideas, to construct knowledge through play, and to cultivate a joy for learning.”

I’d like to take a moment to share my first impressions and the reasons I accepted this position. Childswork has several qualities that make the school exceptional:

  • Each child is known and valued. Students step on campus and are immediately greeted by name. Each child is understood as an individual with unique strengths, talents, and interests.
  • A highly educated, dedicated, creative, and nurturing faculty, administrative team, and staff.
  • Exceptional stimulating and engaging indoor and outdoor learning environments.
  • A joyful community. Students experience the joy of learning and families are offered the opportunity to become partners in their children’s education.

I am looking forward to meeting every family personally. Please join us on Tuesday, April 10th or Wednesday, April 11th in the Family Lounge for coffee and conversation at 8:30AM. If you are unable to attend the morning meeting, I would like to invite you to set up an appointment with me personally so that we can become acquainted. Feel free to email me at Julie@childswork.org

I am looking forward to a long and successful relationship with the Childswork community. You have an extraordinary group of children and I am eager to get to know each and every one.

Warmly,

Julie Lee

Posted on April 11, 2018.
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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.