I owe a world of gratitude to the fine child care providers in Goodhue County. I have been asked to provide a training for them for some 15 years. These are some of the heros in the world of small children. Their work lives are often isolating and far from glamorous but OH. SO. REWARDING! They give me the best stories for the road and give me insight into the lives of small children in daycare. This year they celebrated with me as the Minnesota Teacher of the Year and are pumped about the last leg of my journey! Thanks Ladies, I am so happy to call you my colleagues and my friends!