Unsung Hero: Roberta Wright
February is Parent Recognition Month. Strengthening Families Washington, of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State, believes there is no better way to recognize a parent, grandparent, foster or adoptive parent than by acknowledging the numerous and impressive things they do to strengthen their family and those around them in their community.
Seattle’s Child is proud to sponsor the Washington Unsung Hero Awards, recognizing our everyday heroes and honoring the important role caregivers play in children’s lives. There are 28 nominees for the 28 days of February, and Seattle’s Child will highlight each and every one.
Congratulations to the Unsung Hero for February 12
Roberta Wright - Tacoma
Ms. Wright is an amazing person. She is the mother of four boys, all grown now. One of her sons had serious medical issues. She also is an outstanding family home child care provider. For nearly 30 years she has provided great early learning opportunities in her child care program, The Wright Child Care & Preschool—complete with early literacy, early numeracy, social/emotional and even several field trips every year. For many families, Roberta is a constant source of support, caring and parenting advice. On top of all of this, she has mentored other child care providers, participated in Early Achievers (she earned a Level 4 with multiple Areas of Specialization) and has even testified in Olympia in support of high-quality child care and early learning for all children and families who need child care.
She demonstrates all five of the Protective Factors, especially knowledge of parenting and child development, social and emotional competence of children, and social connections. Ms. Wright truly makes a positive difference in the lives of all of the children and families she cares for.
Nominator: Marcia Jacobs