With 21 years of experience with children, Selina is the Executive Director of Forever Young. “It’s hard to say what I love most about Forever Young because there are so many things. But if I had to, I would say loving the kids; we get to bond with our babies and watch them grow. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.” About the Forever Young family, Selina says: “I love and respect my staff; I’ve trusted them with my own children. They are all such wonderful people. I appreciate the love and care they give to the children. Their hard work and dedication show in the smiling faces of each child we take care of and we work hard to show them just how much we appreciate them through our [parent-run] nurturing committee. Forever Young will always hold a special place in my heart.”
Carl began working at Forever Young in 2004 and now is the Forever Young Assistant Director. With 6 sisters and 3 brothers, Carl is one of ten children. He has been working with children for over 30 years, including as a nanny for Sacramento families; some of “Carl’s kids” are now adults with their own young children! Carl enjoys the staff, meeting the parents, and getting to watch the children grow up. Carl particularly enjoys getting to know new children and their families, and is relied on by parents to report new words, activities, and jokes their children share during the day.
The newest member of Forever Young is Hope, who began working as an aid in 2015. She has over 2 years of childcare experience. Forever Young's diverse faculty and commitment to child development is what attracted hope to work here. She particularly likes the family culture Forever Young strives to achieve. "I love that Forever Young is not just a job, it's like a second home where everyone gets along."
Diane has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been with Forever Young since 1984. Diane says it feels more like a family at Forever Young than a daycare; in fact both her niece and godson attended the center. Diane particularly enjoys doing art projects with the children, which are regularly seen decorating the walls of the Center and sent home with parents. She enjoys crocheting, reading, and gardening.
Eboney has been working in childcare for 10 years. After reading about different philosophies of teaching/caring, Eboney learned about the RIE approach and through her research she discovered Forever Young. With Forever Young since 2007, Eboney loves how the family, nurturing atmosphere and parent support of Forever Young makes it unique from other centers.
Michelle is a certified preschool teacher who has worked with children for more than 20 years, and has been with Forever Young since 2007. She has three daughters and seven grandchildren. What Michelle enjoys most about Forever Young is that the children are cared for as if they were the educarer’s own; she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Stephanie’s desire to be a part of a small non-profit daycare brought her to Forever Young, where she has been since 1985. She is the oldest of three children and enjoys reading and cooking. In addition to the families and the philosophy behind Forever Young, Stephanie likes that they strive to encourage healthy eating by providing the children vegetarian foods and making all of the baby food on site.
Steffie is a native to Sacramento and has worked with Forever Young since 2007. However, she has been a part of the Forever Young family for much longer - her sister attended Forever Young as an infant and Steffie volunteered at Forever Young when she was in high school. Steffie is also the resident chef, preparing the children's meals. The most rewarding aspect of Forever Young is being able to work with the children; her motto is “The children come first! Always!” Parents enjoy receiving photos of their children having fun during the day which Steffie frequently emails. She loves each and every child as if they were her own.