Playmaker Program

 Cheryl Horney, Wu Yee Children's Services Child Development Program Director, together with her team following a Playmaker retreat in San Francisco.

Cheryl Horney, Wu Yee Children's Services Child Development Program Director, together with her team following a Playmaker retreat in San Francisco.

Cheryl Horney, Wu Yee's Child Development Program Director and her team of educators, recently participated in a Playmaker retreat in San Francisco. The signature program of the Life is Good Foundation, the Playmaker Program supports people who dedicate their careers to helping children heal from the devastating impact of early childhood trauma.

According to the website,

"We provide retreats, tools, and on-going coaching to more than 10,000 childcare professionals (that we call Playmakers) working in schools, hospitals, and social service agencies across the US and Haiti.  We help these professionals transform their care settings into optimal environments for kids to learn, heal, and thrive."

Cheryl wrote about her early experiences in the Playmaker Program, saying, " I was fresh out of college, working with preschoolers who had spent their earliest years in homeless shelters or had been impacted by trauma. I had just gotten started, but I was already beginning to question if I had what it takes to stay in this field and truly help our most vulnerable kids."  

Read her entire article here.

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