About our Child Care & Preschool Center in Alabaster
Greetings and Salutations,
I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am so excited to be a part of the Childcare Network family!
I am looking forward to a very productive and exciting year at #44.
My name is Amy Richards and I have a Bachelors degree in Childhood Development (Birth through Kindergarten) with a focus on Special Needs from Western Carolina University. I come to you from Southwestern Child Development School where I worked with children of all ages.
I consider the South to be my home. I love the sense of community, the weather, and the wide variety of outdoor activities (camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming in the ocean) around every corner.
I have three daughters of my own (9, 6, and 4 years old). My oldest daughter Leslie attended preschool until she was three. Once I had my second child, I became a stay-at-home mom. Nonetheless, I remained very active in the lives of lots of little ones through my volunteer work with Girl Scouts, foster care and other community programs.
As a director at Childcare Network #44, it will be my mission to make sure that the time your child spends with us is safe. When I was in the 6th grade I had a friend sit at our lunchroom table. Shortly after, he spilled his milk. Several of my classmates began to make fun of him, but I decided instead to stand up for him. From that moment on, I knew I’d spend the rest of my life protecting others in any way I was able.
I want parents to know that one of my primary goals for the children at Childcare Network #44 will be to foster an environment where each child can challenge themselves and achieve. I want them to learn that it’s safe to try anything, that it’s ok if they fail, and that there is always an opportunity to try again.
I look forward to spreading joy every day at #44. Whether it be happy students or happy staff, I look forward to seeing a slew of smiles walk through the front door each and every morning; hearts filled with the desire to be here, to be successful, and to have pride in what they are accomplishing.
Please do not wait for formal conferences to discuss any concerns you have with me. My door is always open!