Meet Carmen Matos, a beautiful, smart girl in our Lake and Pulaski (West Garfield Park) Inchworm Classroom. Carmen’s mother, Arlena, a current Mary Crane teacher, came to Mary Crane Center as a pregnant mom enrolled in our prenatal Home Base Program. The Home Base visitor was able to share activities, assist with developmental milestones, and provide necessary supports for Arlena who was experiencing all of the joys being a mom.
When Carmen arrived in the world, healthy, smiling and strong, Arlena continued to work in partnership with her Home Base Visitor, who supported Arlena to be a nurturing caregiver for her infant. Carmen is now a thriving two-year-old, and is enrolled in the Mary Crane Lake and Pulaski (West Garfield Park) Center. She has lots of friends and a whole Mary Crane Family surrounding her every day. She is very happy!