Safety FIRST

Yesterday in Dallas, we experienced tornadoes all across our city and endured sirens and weather warnings for hours. My children, grandchildren, and my Children’s Choice children were scattered throughout the metroplex. My heart and efforts were focused on ensuring that each child, educator, and family member was safe.

It is in these moments that I realize WHY our team puts so much effort into the smallest details. I drew such peace from KNOWING that every person would do whatever it took to protect one another. We cannot keep the storms away, but our passion for excellence pushes us to be prepared when storms arise. We have a plan, we follow our plan, and our efforts equip us with the tools and knowledge that we need to do our very best.

Nothing matters more than safety, and these violent storms were a great reminder for families to take an inventory of their safety procedures at home. Are you prepared? Have you taken the time to focus on the details so that you can face the storms of life with confidence? Do your children know where to go and what to do? FEMA’s Are You Ready? Guide for families (http://www.ready.gov/are-you-ready-guide) can assist you in preparing for any emergency. Storms will come our way, and we must be prepared to do everything we can to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

THANK YOU  to all of my Children’s Choice educators who huddled in hallways, bathrooms, and other appropriate tornado shelters in the Dallas area yesterday, keeping children safe and making them smile while you did so. I cannot tell you how proud I am of each one of you.

Written by Donna McClintock, COO with Children’s Choice Learning Center, Inc.

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