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October 8, 2021

Dear Grace Children’s Center parents and families, 

Over the past 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching this child care center grow and transform, adapt to unexpected changes, and become a thriving part of our community. So much of this is thanks to the dedicated leadership of Royale. Alongside so many of you, I’ve seen firsthand her commitment to supporting kids, families, and staff, and am grateful for her many contributions. 

The time has come for Royale to seek a new challenge. While I’m incredibly sad to see her go, I’m excited to witness her bring her passion for this work to new areas, and have the opportunity to build new skills that will help her continue working toward a thriving future for all of our kids. 

We will be conducting a search process for the next Director of Grace Children’s Center, and the job description is now live and shared below. I will be leading this process in partnership with other members of the Ministry Team and GCC staff. Please be sure to share the posting with early learning leaders in your own networks.

Royale has generously offered to stay on for a while to create transition plans, work directly with staff to get ready, and potentially offer support onboarding our next leader. The stability of this Center is something I don’t take for granted, and her thoughtfulness and planning give us the time and grace to hopefully find the perfect next fit. 

I want to thank Royale for all she’s given our kids and Center, and wish her well in all that comes next. If you have any questions or would like to talk more, please let me know and I am happy to schedule time for a conversation – your insights are invaluable and will be critical in helping us identify the next leader for GCC. 

Thank you all, Jessica Cafferty, Grace Children’s Center – Ministry Team

Please submit cover letters and resumes to gracechildrencenterhiring@gmail.com