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Imagine Spotlight: Eunae Cho

This week, we’re proud to feature Eunae Cho, who owns a family home child care business in Bellevue and is working with Imagine to become a state-approved trainer. MEET EUNAE Eunae Cho has always loved serving others and making people happy. Her first college degree and career were focused on hotel management. But when she became pregnant with her first child, she decided to study the Montessori method of early childhood education, and it changed her life. LEARNING AND GROWING Before her

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Imagine Spotlight: Basma Faraj

This week, we’re proud to feature Basma Faraj, a child care provider and Arabic community advocate in Washington. When she settled in Western Washington, Basma Faraj never dreamed of becoming a child care provider, but two decades later, she is now a Technical Assistant, a mentor, a trainer, and part of the Arabic Community of Care with Imagine. JOURNEY TO BECOMING A PROVIDER Basma grew up in Jordan with 8 siblings: two brothers, and six sisters. She then moved to the United

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Imagine Spotlight: Mirna Cartagena

This week, we’re proud to feature Mirna Cartagena, serving as a mentor and child care provider in Washington. MEET MIRNA Family is very important to Mirna Cartagena, so when she started working with her sister at the home of a child care provider, she knew it was something she was passionate about and was eager to learn more. COMING TO THE UNITED STATES Mirna grew up in El Salvador and is the oldest of four sisters. She got an education there, and

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Imagine Spotlight: Jezel Ann Dagang

This week, we introduce you to Jezel Ann Dagang, who is child care provider in Washington State. MEET JEZEL She recently became a licensed child care provider, but Jezel Ann Dagang says her passion to teach kids started at a young age with help from her family. THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY Jezel grew up in the Philippines and was the oldest of her siblings. She says she helped them out whenever she could and often passed along what she knew to them

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Imagine Staff Spotlight: Nadia Burkur

This week, we’re proud to feature Nadia Burkur, who is child care provider and mentor in Washington. MEET NADIA It’s not something she thought she’d be doing, but now Nadia Bukur says child care has become a passion for her. Working with the Imagine Institute as a mentor, she is helping others in her community become providers, and take advantage of the opportunities being offered. FROM CNA TO CCSG Nadia came to the Western Washington from Ethiopia in 2000, with her family.

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A Korean woman in a gray sweater plays at a table with two little girls

Imagine Spotlight: Eunae Cho

This week, we’re proud to feature Eunae Cho, who owns a family home child care business in Bellevue and is working with Imagine to become a state-approved trainer. MEET EUNAE Eunae Cho has always loved serving others and making people happy. Her first college degree and career were focused on hotel management. But when she became pregnant with her first child, she decided to study the Montessori method of early childhood education, and it changed her life. LEARNING AND GROWING Before her

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Imagine Spotlight: Basma Faraj

This week, we’re proud to feature Basma Faraj, a child care provider and Arabic community advocate in Washington. When she settled in Western Washington, Basma Faraj never dreamed of becoming a child care provider, but two decades later, she is now a Technical Assistant, a mentor, a trainer, and part of the Arabic Community of Care with Imagine. JOURNEY TO BECOMING A PROVIDER Basma grew up in Jordan with 8 siblings: two brothers, and six sisters. She then moved to the United

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Imagine Spotlight: Mirna Cartagena

This week, we’re proud to feature Mirna Cartagena, serving as a mentor and child care provider in Washington. MEET MIRNA Family is very important to Mirna Cartagena, so when she started working with her sister at the home of a child care provider, she knew it was something she was passionate about and was eager to learn more. COMING TO THE UNITED STATES Mirna grew up in El Salvador and is the oldest of four sisters. She got an education there, and

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Imagine Spotlight: Jezel Ann Dagang

This week, we introduce you to Jezel Ann Dagang, who is child care provider in Washington State. MEET JEZEL She recently became a licensed child care provider, but Jezel Ann Dagang says her passion to teach kids started at a young age with help from her family. THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY Jezel grew up in the Philippines and was the oldest of her siblings. She says she helped them out whenever she could and often passed along what she knew to them

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Imagine Staff Spotlight: Nadia Burkur

This week, we’re proud to feature Nadia Burkur, who is child care provider and mentor in Washington. MEET NADIA It’s not something she thought she’d be doing, but now Nadia Bukur says child care has become a passion for her. Working with the Imagine Institute as a mentor, she is helping others in her community become providers, and take advantage of the opportunities being offered. FROM CNA TO CCSG Nadia came to the Western Washington from Ethiopia in 2000, with her family.

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