Popy’s Story

The Child Center of NY is a blessing from God to me and my family.

As a parent, I always wanted the best school and education for my child, and I quickly learned that the best place to get it was at The Child Center.

My journey with The Child Center started when my daughter Prisha enrolled in their Head Start program in January 2016. Since that time, my family and I have gotten only benefits.

When my daughter started the program, she had some difficulty with her speech and behavior. But with the help of her teachers and family workers, my daughter got all the services she needed. With their continuous help and support, my daughter improved tremendously in her speech and overall behavior. She has overcome her fear and anxiety to be with new people and now she has the confidence to start her kindergarten in a public school.

It’s been a life-changing experience for me, as well, as I have learned so many parenting tips and techniques from The Child Center’s ParentCorps program, which changed my outlook toward parenting and life as well.

The Child Center provides opportunities not only to the children, but also to the parents to actualize their optimum potential. The agency gave me the opportunity to start my career. At first I had worked as a volunteer on some occasions. Then I got a part-time job as Bilingual Educator at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in one of The Child Center’s programs called Farm to Preschool. And now I have started working with The Child Center of NY as a Resource Coordinator for the Health Home program.  All of this could happen because of The Child Center. My dream of working in the USA has come true because of The Child Center of NY.

No words can really capture the joyous feelings of my heart when I think of how The Child Center has benefited so many families like mine these past years. I wish the agency will grow day by day and continue its help and support toward those who need it most.

Thank you is a very small word to express my gratitude. I cannot imagine any possible way to truly express my thankfulness for having The Child Center in my life.


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