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Imagine Spotlight: Myra Ann Astronimo

This week, we’re proud to feature child care provider Myra Ann Astronimo, working in Western Washington. MEET MYRA ANN She started as an Intern with the Imagine Institute, but soon, Myra Ann Astronimo found herself as a Mentor with Imagine U, helping others reach their goal of becoming a licensed child care provider, just like her. becoming a provider Myra Ann was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 2005. She and her family moved to Snohomish County.

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Imagine Spotlight: Mildred Van Wechel

This week, we’re proud to feature Mildred Van Wechel, serving as a child care provider in Western Washington. MEET MILDRED It started as a way to provide for her family, and now Mildred Van Wechel is coming up on 15 years of serving her community. Child care is something she became passionate about, and it’s all thanks to the help from The Imagine Institute. JOURNEY TO CHILD CARE Mildred was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States

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Imagine Staff Spotlight: Sabah Saed

This week, we are proud to feature Sabah Saed, who is currently a Child Care Stabilization Grant Technical Assistance Program Lead. Meet Sabah Sabah Saed has been with the Imagine Institute for years, and says she is excited to still be a part of the great work they are doing. Sabah is currently one of the leads for the Child Care Stabilization Grant Technical Assistance Program, but she has had many different roles throughout her time with Imagine, and each step has

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Imagine Spotlight: Tatiana Trujillo

This week, we are proud to feature child care provider Tatiana Trujillo. Meet Tatiana On Valentine’s Day, a 2-year-old girl in Tatiana Trujillo’s child care facility brought heart-shaped donuts to share with her classmates. Watching the girl’s excited face as she walked in with the box reminded Tatiana of why she loves working with small children. “It’s sometimes bad days, sometimes good days, but those kind of excitement for little things, it makes me excited,” she says. Moments like these show Tatiana

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Imagine Spotlight: Gloria Vasquez Hernandez

This week and for International Women’s Day, we are proud to feature Imagine U lead mentor and state-approved trainer Gloria Vasquez Hernandez. Meet Gloria When Gloria Vasquez Hernandez decided to open a family child care businesses in Wenatchee, Washington, she knew she could provide a safe and caring space. She knew she could fill a need in her community. But she didn’t know how to become licensed. Gloria found herself frustrated with complex requirements and paperwork. She considered quitting, but pressed on

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Imagine Spotlight: June Steen

This week, we are proud to feature Imagine U Mentor and SEIU 925 member, June Steen. June Steen “We are a powerful group helping create the future of child care,” says June Steen, thinking about her peer group of mentors and the interns she helped graduate at Imagine U. June’s passion for child care and education has been a driving force in her life. June worked for Child Protective Services in Texas and supervised foster care placements in Tennessee. Caring for kids

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Imagine Spotlight: Myra Ann Astronimo

This week, we’re proud to feature child care provider Myra Ann Astronimo, working in Western Washington. MEET MYRA ANN She started as an Intern with the Imagine Institute, but soon, Myra Ann Astronimo found herself as a Mentor with Imagine U, helping others reach their goal of becoming a licensed child care provider, just like her. becoming a provider Myra Ann was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States in 2005. She and her family moved to Snohomish County.

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Imagine Spotlight: Mildred Van Wechel

This week, we’re proud to feature Mildred Van Wechel, serving as a child care provider in Western Washington. MEET MILDRED It started as a way to provide for her family, and now Mildred Van Wechel is coming up on 15 years of serving her community. Child care is something she became passionate about, and it’s all thanks to the help from The Imagine Institute. JOURNEY TO CHILD CARE Mildred was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the United States

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Imagine Staff Spotlight: Sabah Saed

This week, we are proud to feature Sabah Saed, who is currently a Child Care Stabilization Grant Technical Assistance Program Lead. Meet Sabah Sabah Saed has been with the Imagine Institute for years, and says she is excited to still be a part of the great work they are doing. Sabah is currently one of the leads for the Child Care Stabilization Grant Technical Assistance Program, but she has had many different roles throughout her time with Imagine, and each step has

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Imagine Spotlight: Tatiana Trujillo

This week, we are proud to feature child care provider Tatiana Trujillo. Meet Tatiana On Valentine’s Day, a 2-year-old girl in Tatiana Trujillo’s child care facility brought heart-shaped donuts to share with her classmates. Watching the girl’s excited face as she walked in with the box reminded Tatiana of why she loves working with small children. “It’s sometimes bad days, sometimes good days, but those kind of excitement for little things, it makes me excited,” she says. Moments like these show Tatiana

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Imagine Spotlight: Gloria Vasquez Hernandez

This week and for International Women’s Day, we are proud to feature Imagine U lead mentor and state-approved trainer Gloria Vasquez Hernandez. Meet Gloria When Gloria Vasquez Hernandez decided to open a family child care businesses in Wenatchee, Washington, she knew she could provide a safe and caring space. She knew she could fill a need in her community. But she didn’t know how to become licensed. Gloria found herself frustrated with complex requirements and paperwork. She considered quitting, but pressed on

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Imagine Spotlight: June Steen

This week, we are proud to feature Imagine U Mentor and SEIU 925 member, June Steen. June Steen “We are a powerful group helping create the future of child care,” says June Steen, thinking about her peer group of mentors and the interns she helped graduate at Imagine U. June’s passion for child care and education has been a driving force in her life. June worked for Child Protective Services in Texas and supervised foster care placements in Tennessee. Caring for kids

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