First let me say, I don’t hate kids. But until my grandson, I just was never around any. My daughter was my first exposure to children. I never babysat even.
But I have this major initiative with my job. The newest component is the addition of Kindergarten Countdown. It’s a boost for kids who aren’t quite ready. We have 18 kids in the pilot program. It started today. So I stopped in to see how it was going. The two teachers and a college student had everything under control (as I expected they would).
It was controlled chaos. All I knew was that even though I’m paying very well, teachers (especially kindergarten teachers) don’t get paid enough. Or at least, there isn’t enough money in the world to pay ME to do what they do.
Today I’m especially thankful for teachers and all they do. But I’m also thankful that I can work to start and provide programs that help children succeed.