Mercee Lee, Skye Roberts, Elizabeth Singleton and Archer Thomas are 4C for Children staff who are blogging each week from their “parent place,” addressing parenting issues and tackling the questions parents of young children often find themselves asking. They don’t have all of the answers, though, and not every answer works for every child or every family, so they want to hear what you have to say.
Mercee is a 4C for Children Quality Programs Specialist, working with 4C Child Nutrition Program participants in Greater Cincinnati. She has a passion for the safety and well-being of children in and out of her work. She has worked with children in child care from age 16 and continued well into adulthood in varying positions. Her nurturing attributes are shown with her son of eleven years. She can be known as a “helicopter mom” trying to assure every step her son takes is in the right direction.
Skye is a 4C for Children Family and Community Services Resource Specialist, working to help families in Greater Dayton in their search for quality child care. She is excited to bring her passionate, bubbly personality, along with plenty of laughter, to the 4C blog! Skye has two amazing young kiddos in her life who call her “Auntie,” and she loves them more than life itself. She says that seeing the world though their eyes is the best thing ever.
Elizabeth is a 4C for Children Quality Programs Specialist, working with child care providers to make meaningful connections between training and classroom application in the Northern Kentucky Region. Her background in early childhood education met its match in the daily reality of being mom to two boys, ages five and two. Along with her supportive husband, Elizabeth strives to make daily moments meaningful in the lives of her children and family.
Archer is a Quality Programs Specialist working with school-age programs at 4C for Children in Greater Dayton. He is the oldest of four boys and first-time dad. He uses his years of scouting, camping and sports along with the most amazing wife to be the best parent and teacher for their son and daughter. Parenting has been like running day camp. It’s all about the (participants) children, always changing and evolving. It takes planning, skill, patience, lots of humor and fun. Allowing his children to discover their place in the world with loving support is what this “super dad” strives to do each day.