Each year The Centers works closely with thousands of Northeast Ohio children and families through our innovative early learning and family engagement programs. The first 2,000 Days of a child’s life are the most important years – when a brain grows and develops.
This month, our Director of Curriculum for Early Learning, Rozlyn Grant is featured in the Spring 2018 issue of High Scope Magazine for her work in family literacy. Rozlyn and her team know that one of THE most important things you can do with a child, is read! You can read the story Why Read-Alouds Matter here. Learn more about Rozlyn and why she loves her work making life better for so many in our Northeast Ohio community.
What is the best thing about your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is supporting our teachers’ professional and personal goals. Together we can reach more children and more families and create lasting positive change.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Here at The Centers we strive to serve others to the best of our ability every day. I find pleasure in serving staff through professional development/growth opportunities so that our children can realize their highest level of development, and their families can reach heights they’ve only dreamed of. We serve the whole family through our innovative, integrated approach.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your work? An example?
One of the most challenging aspects of my job is finding time to do everything that needs to be done. There are so many new things happening that are exciting and I want to help with everything. Unfortunately there are only 24 hours in a day…thank God there’s always tomorrow.
Who is/are your greatest inspirations in life?
My greatest inspiration is my mother. She’s one of the strongest women I know. She’s kind, loving, giving and intelligent. My mom believed in having a balance between working hard and having fun and she raised my older sister and I to never make excuses, to always work hard (mediocre work ethic was never good enough if she knew you could do better) and to treat others with respect.
If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be and why?
If I could meet anyone in history I’d love to meet President Obama. He is the epitome of wisdom, confidence, strength and love!
Give us your thoughts, complete this sentence: If we are going to solve the poverty issue in our community, we need to… approach it as a community issue. Our impact must reach the entire family (generations).
What is a favorite movie? Why?
My favorite is “The Color Purple.” This movie displays such intense emotions. It’s a great mix of reality and history and is a warm and fuzzy family piece.
Thank you, Rozlyn and kudos! We are so happy to have you on our team.