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March 7, 2019

Meet Courtney Smith: March Employee of the Month

There is something so beautiful about the magic and wonder of celebrations in early childhood. We are creating the first moments and memories that will serve as a frame of reference for the rest of our children’s lives. How humbling is it to know that you are facilitating experiences that create memories that will literally last a lifetime!

If you ever find yourself looking for a Champion of Celebrations, look no further than Ms. Courtney Smith. Ms Courtney is a Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at our Clarence, NY location and when it’s time to celebrate, she pulls out all the stops! Whether it’s Pre-K Graduation, our annual holiday sing-along, a Doodle birthday, or the Chinese New Year, celebrations in Ms. Courtney’s classroom are elaborate! Have you ever caught a leprechaun before?!  Ms. Courtney is a master but somehow, even with all her careful planning, that pesky Leprechaun always gets away (never without a clever note left behind, of course!)

When a staff member is excited about a center event, you can feel it the moment you walk in the door! Our Clarence location is positively impacted by Courtney’s enthusiasm — even the adults in the building are eager to see what she will do next.