A Note from our Executive Director
I have a confession to make: I love trivia. I am a regular at pub-trivia, I play in a secret trivia league, and I appeared on Jeopardy! last year. I’m confessing because trivia is, well, trivial. During the day, I’m thinking about “important things” like the root causes of poverty, how to meet the growing needs in our community for childcare and family support, how racism and childhood trauma impact the lives of the children and families in our community, how should IVYP align all our programs to help children be healthy, safe and ready to learn? At the heart of my love of trivia is a love of learning – and that’s exactly what we strive to nurture in all the children we care for at IVYP.
We help develop a love of learning by helping children to be curious, by asking questions that extend their thinking and by exposing them to new people, ideas and concepts. We are nurturing a love of learning in our teachers by providing scholarships to any staff who take classes in order to further their skills. I’m delighted to let you know that at least 10 of our staff members are attending classes in addition to working all day. We can use your help in fostering a love of learning across our organization.