Thursday, October 2, 2014

Meet the Child Care Council Staff

Introducing Hygia P.

Belinda @ Kids Matter

Please say hello to Hygia (Gia). She has been an Eligibility Specialist with the CCC for the past two years. She serves the counties of Breathitt, Johnson, Knott, Magoffin, and Perry. I asked her how she came to work for the CCC. She replied, “I was looking for a job, and a friend sent a link to a job listing for an Eligibility Specialist with the CCC. I thought this was something interesting and applied. I started on my 28th birthday… it was a good birthday present.” What does she love most about her job? “I like to help families better their situations,” she replied.
Gia, is a fun, caring, and friendly person. She can be found at home, when not working, in her comfy PJ’s with her eight year old son, Zack. In her spare time she loves to catch up on all of her recorded shows. She is an avid Facebooker, Tweeter, and Pinterest user who uses social media to keep up with her friends and family. Her favorite hobbies are gardening, cooking, baking, playing with her cat Muffy, and riding motorcycles. Her least favorite thing is doing all those dishes from the cooking and baking. I think a lot of us can agree with that statement!

Gia received an AAS and AA from Hazard Community College and a BA in Criminal Justice from Eastern Kentucky University. She is an avid sports fan and is excited about the upcoming football season. Her favorite team is the New Orleans Saints. Her favorite vacation, thus far, was a week-long stay at Disney World.
I asked Gia for her best advice to parents on raising children. After sincere thought she replied, “Teach children respect, kindness, honesty, integrity, and values when they are young. It’s the parent’s responsibility to raise the children right. Raise your child right the first time because there are no second chances.” She also had advice for children in regard to understanding their parents, “Children should understand that parents do the best they can to raise their children with what they have. Parents will say no or give advice that the child is not wanting or willing to hear. Later, the child will realize it was probably the best advice.”

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