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Junior Board Spotlight: Katelyn Sprouse, M.ED

Katelyn Sprouse, Early Education Professional and Childcare Resources’ Junior Board Member

“Supporting Childcare Resources’ mission means supporting the children and families in our community.”

Katelyn Sprouse joined the Childcare Resources’ Junior Board in January 2022 after several years of involvement with the agency’s programs and services as a dedicated and passionate employee. We sat down with Katelyn to discuss how her relationship with the agency has made a meaningful impact on her passion for the field of early childhood education.

What interested you to begin your service with Childcare Resources?

As a former employee at Childcare Resources, the agency holds a special place in my heart. After graduation, I began my career at Childcare Resources to support early childhood professionals in my community. Through the Resource Library and Van, Training and Technical Assistance Program, and later, through the agency’s Head Start Program, I was able to see firsthand the work Childcare Resources does for our child care providers, children, and families in Central Alabama.

I am so excited and honored to continue supporting the agency’s mission and bring awareness to the amazing work Childcare Resources is doing in our community as a new Junior Board member!

What are you most looking forward to as a member of the Junior Board?

I am looking forward to serving alongside amazing professionals who also share my passion of supporting Childcare Resources’ mission. With the upcoming Champions for Children Charity Breakfast and Sky’s the Limit Conference for early care professionals, I cannot wait to see what we are able to accomplish this year for Central Alabama families and early childhood educators!

Which one of Childcare Resources’ events is your favorite?

All of Childcare Resources’ events are amazing, but I would have to say the Fairy Tale Ball is my favorite! It is a magical night full of fun for the whole family. You get to meet princesses, other fairy tale characters, and superheroes while dancing to the DJ and bidding on amazing items in the silent auction! I am counting down the days till August 27th!

Why would you recommend someone to get involved with Childcare Resources?

Supporting Childcare Resources’ mission means supporting the children and families in our community. Children are one of our greatest natural resources and through the services provided by Childcare Resources, we can help children reach their full potential. The agency has benefitted thousands of children and families in Central Alabama over the last 38 years and continues to reach more families every year. The agency also provides many resources and professional development opportunities for early childhood professionals, giving tools to help them in providing quality early education opportunities.

As an early childhood professional myself, I can’t thank Childcare Resources enough for providing opportunities for me to grow in my career.

Every family deserves quality child care, and as a supporter of Childcare Resources, you can help create brighter futures for children!

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