Barbara's Barefoot Story
I've been so fortunate to have worked in many levels of Early Childhood Education for my entire career, spanning about 40 years, as educator, administrator, consultant and advocate for high quality early childhood education and care for every child, especially those children in fragile families with high risk factors.
I am married to the most wonderful husuband and life-partner, Tom, and together we have 4 children and three grandchildren.
Although my work in Early Care and Education was primarily in Florida, Tom and I spend several months each year in Pentwater, Michigan, a quaint little village in Western Michigan, between Ludington and Muskegon, where we recently opened up a small children's "Imagination" store--I hesitate to call it a "children's book store" as it is so much more! It is called, Storybook Village of Pentwater, and you can imagine the fun we're having! Although Pentwater is a seasonal town, primarily in the Summer months, it is a lovely place to visit!
As I have such a stong background ...