Strengthening Families Washington 2017 Unsung Hero Margarita Trejo
Unsung Hero Margarita Trejo
Seattle's Child is proud to once again sponsor the Unsung Heroes being honored in February by the Department of Early Learning’s Strengthening Families Washington. Every day this month we'll present an Unsung Hero on seattleschild.com. Nominations are accepted from around the state and include biological parents, grandparents, foster and adoptive parents. Some volunteer at local schools; some have started nonprofit organizations; some mentor others in their communities. All honorees are true heroes - outstanding caregivers doing important work on behalf of children.
February 19, 2017
Honoree: Margarita Trejo, Grandview
Nominator: Marcia Jacobs
Margarita is a great mom, a great student and a great child care provider. When she first came to the U.S. she cared for young children as a teenager. She loved the work and continued, eventually opening her own home-based program. Upon joining Early Achievers, she quickly took advantage of all of the great trainings available to her as well as the scholarship opportunities. She recently earned her Initial Certificate and intends to continue in higher education.
Her whole family is actively involved in her small business. They start their days at 4 a.m. to make sure to be ready for the children she cares for, as many have parents who work in the local fields and start very early. Her program is so well known for its quality, she receives calls from parents in other states who are thinking of moving to the area but want to confirm quality child care is available with her first. Margarita also helps motivate other providers in her region and continually displays a "Sí se puede" attitude.
Margaret demonstrates all five protective factors, especially parental resilience, and is a perfect candidate as an Unsung Hero.