July 2016 Mrs. Faye Patrick celebrated the anniversary of her 40th anniversary at Calvary Early Learning Center. It is evident to everyone that knows Faye that early childhood education is more than just her career-it is her passion and God-given gift. Her patient, even-tempered demeanor, her excellent class management skills, her creative lesson plans, warm, inviting classroom, and her ability to stay calm in emergency situations are some of the many reasons parents request her and praise her year after year. For the majority of her time here, Faye taught the daycare’s PreK4s and for the past few years has been teaching PreK3. The children that graduate from her class are consistently overly prepared for their introductions to elementary school due to her quality of teaching.
Due to child development courses taken at Armstrong and her experience, she has been granted by the Council for Professional Recognition the equivalent of a Child Development Associates credential. It is estimated that during Faye’s career at Calvary she has completed approximately 450 hours of annual early childhood state-mandated trainings and has taught approximately 600 children over the years. To say she is an expert in her field would be an understatement.
As Christians, we should approach our work as more than just a job. Colossians 3:23 states that “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for God and not for men.” It is evident that Faye dedicates her work to the Lord as her ministry, and through her dedication and commitment, Calvary Early Learning Center has been able to witness to thousands of people in Chatham County. We are looking forward to the rest of her legacy and are blessed to have her on our team.