A Thrive by Five Participant Shares Her Journey through Joy, Loss, and Hope

For Roxana Rosas , teaching is in her blood. Both of her parents were teachers in Cuba, where she was raised. When Roxana fled Cuba with her young son to pursue better opportunities in the United States, her parents and her son inspired her to begin her new journey as an early childhood educator.

“I didn’t want to leave my son alone in a child care facility until I had a better understanding of American child care practices,” said Roxana. “I was motivated to study. I started teaching at the same child care program where he was enrolled, and I learned how I can best help my son and other children during their most formative years.” Learn more about Roxana's Story