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Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Sheena Oldham

Sheena Oldham is a parent, foster parent, Head Start teacher and overcomer. From meth addiction and prison at rock bottom, Sheena has risen like a Phoenix.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero QiuLian Lai

QiuLian is not just a mother who nurtures, she is also a warrior who defends, empowers and overcomes cultural barriers. She shows us strength and resilience like no one else.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Caitlin Hanney

Caitlin is one of those amazing parents who takes care of her special needs child and takes care of herself at the same time she supports others around her.

Strengthening Families 2016 Unsung Hero Tam Nguyen

For the past two years, Tam has engaged Vietnamese families in her community with information, resources, and social connections that help them support young children's development.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Stephanie Cochran

Stephanie is part of an amazing group of single mothers who foster/adopt and is an inspiration to everyone.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Heroes: Jennifer Butler & Asa Kinney

Simply proper parenting and loving the boys has brought life and health back to them.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: LaShaunda Crocklem

LaShaunda is an unsung "shero" in every sense. She is a steadfast advocate for those in need and gives selflessly of her resources and time to all whom ask.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Todd Crooks

Through it all, Todd is the rock. He is the one we all turn to when we need help, advice, or just that loving hug. He gently guides, is strong, and sometimes cries in private. It’s not been easy, but we have 4 stellar young adults, who are strong, kind, and supportive to others because of the role model they had in their dad.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero Sonia Dye

Sonia is humble and yet very knowledgeable about infant brain development and early childhood practices. She is a quiet and gentle spirit often in the midst of fractured lives and dysfunctional families.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Janell Hantel

Janell volunteers at least three days per week at the school, either in classrooms or the office, as well as serving on the ECEAP Parent Advisory Council.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Keoki Kauanoe

Keoki has shown remarkable courage, strength, and empathy as he has inspired many, many men to to do better in their role as fathers.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Sabin Hogue

Sabin is intrinsically in-tune with the unique strengths and needs of her children, holds high expectations, but meets each child at the their current level.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Beth Schubert

Beth has a constant positive spirit, never-ending creativity and boundless energy that she willingly shares with all who come into contact with her. To know her is to call her friend, and we all need more friends like Beth.

Strengthening Families Washington 2016 Unsung Hero: Henrietta Price

Mrs. Price is a Seattle great-grandmother still involved in her community as a concerned grandmother to all the children and parents of the Leschi school community.

Roo’s World of Discovery offers big fun, low-sensory play

All children are welcome at Roo’s World, which opened in October, but the low-sensory environment especially benefits children who might struggle in conventional playground settings.
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