What does this quote mean to you?

We went and asked our staff  “what does the quote does this quote mean to you?”

“Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her.”-Urie Bronfenbrenner”

Our Inclusion Specialist, Gina Dattilo had an amazing response. “When I see this quote it reminds me of the impact that I had as a teacher with young children. I needed to be that person that supports and doesn’t demean. I needed to be the person that remembers that they are young and I have shoes on that are older than them. I can make or break their spirit and I need to be the person that builds them up! The quote and his theories are ways to support children and families that I work with. I used this quote at my grandfathers funeral to talk about how our family should be that one person for each other.  I love it as a reminder to myself and others.”

What does this quote mean to you?