Congratulations Brooke!

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Newsletter   |   Mar 15, 2022

Tammy Stanley, Head Start Program Director

Our Family Advocates are busy recruiting for the upcoming school year, as they continue to assist families in setting and meeting family goals. Bardstown Family Advocate, Antonia Young is a great example of how Head Start can assist in meeting goals set by families.  Antonia first met Brooke Wheatley in the fall of 2019 to complete registration paperwork for her son Brayden to start the new school year. She was working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for Colonial Nursing Home. 

Antonia and Brooke discussed the family partnership agreement (FPA), which entails setting goal(s) with a family to work towards. Brooke decided that she would set a short-term goal for Brayden to get along and play with other children. As they talked, she mentioned that she would love to own her own home but felt that it would be a long shot because she is a single mom. Antonia encouraged her to continue to do what’s best for her family and to never give up on her dream of owning a home. While Brayden attended Head Start, Brooke was busy working on their future. Brooke’s determination paid off! They moved into their new house the first week of December!

Bardstown Head Start will miss both Brooke and Brayden, as he will be going to kindergarten next year. Brooke has set an example for so many others and will be remembered as someone who has set high standards for herself and her family.