In the 1990s, the staff at West Side Family Place noticed an increase in the number of caregivers coming to the house. As an important part of our community, the team realized they needed to offer more programs for nannies and home daycare providers to support their work. Jeannine Rutgers, Executive Director at the time, reached out to childcare organizations in the area to ask for help in developing and expanding programming, in addition to the usual parenting courses.
It means a lot to us to hear Lobat’s response to our services, and we’re grateful to Lobat for all that she has given back to West Side Family Place. Look out for more on Lobat in the coming months.