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Photograph of Kate Hemsoth

Hi, I'm Kate Hemsoth. I graduated from SOU in spring 2010 with my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development. I can picture myself as a student at this time last year in the capstone course learning about electronic portfolios and beginning to create my own. Now as a college graduate I have been able to take what I have learned and use my knowledge when working with children.

I am employed at a non-profit organization called the Family Relief Nursery. Their mission is - Strengthening Families and Building Community and their goals are to provide therapeutic classes, parent education, and support programs to prevent child abuse and neglect by strengthening families under stress.

I am employed as an assistant in the preschool classroom three days a week and I am also qualified to substitute for other teachers and assistants in other classrooms. There is also a Family Relief Nursery in Drain, Oregon, and I have substituted there once. I have also been hired to provide childcare for weekly parent trainings held at the Family Relief Nursery.

If you would like to find more information on the Family Relief Nursery, please visit our website: http://www.familyreliefnursery.org/