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Early Edge’s Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Advisory Group Members Selected for the 2022 Leading from Home Cohort

We’d like to congratulate Home Grown for introducing their second cohort of provider leaders in their Leading from Home initiative. Home Grown created Leading from Home to engage providers and parents in policy change and support their ability to influence policy and systems through leadership.

This year, we’re excited to share that two of our Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Advisory Group members, Margarita Herrera and Catrice Sida, were selected to represent the state of California! This year’s cohort includes 12 members across 9 different states.

Here is what they each had to say about what makes them a perfect fit for this role:

Margarita Herrera (Nipomo, CA)

“Two very important things that make me special is that when I have a child in my care, I take care of them as I would like that my own children be taken care of, and what I have learned I have used to create communities with other child care providers so that they also have the opportunity to have the experiences that I have had.”

Original quote was translated from Spanish.

Catrice Sida (San Jose, CA)

“Over the years I have gone above and beyond by looking for opportunities to get educated on how I could improve as a parent to my own children and those I care for. A big thing for me is providing resources to parents around me that I have found helpful. What makes me special is my ability to constantly try to learn what I could be doing better and try to help fellow parents and providers out the best I can. I am seeking out this opportunity with Home Grown so that I can be better prepared to serve the FFN Advisory Group members as their ambassador.”

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