Post by Jane Stubblefield Samrya applied for a part-time position at my center. She had graduated from Valparaiso University in social work last spring and was attending graduate school at the U of I. As I was interviewing her I noticed that she did not have any child care or education classes and yet was…

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Joleen Patton is the Program Director for the Blessing Hospital Early Learning Center in Quincy Illinois. She studied at Lincoln Land Community College (Associates Degree), Western Illinois University (Bachelors) and National Louis University (Master’s in Education with emphasis on Early Childhood Leadership).  “College learning is great and provides good instruction” Joleen says, “but my  best…

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