Over the last four decades, Learning Together has served several thousands of young children of all abilities! The developmental, educational, and health needs of young children has been our focus since 1969. Have you ever wondered what the future holds for Learning Together students once they graduate from our programs? If so, then this is for you! We are proud to introduce our latest monthly segment, "Where Are They Now?"
This month Learning Together features Elizabeth Ramsay, a Learning Together alum from the late 1980's, who attended as a typically developing child.
Q: What year(s) did you attend Learning Together?
Q: What are some of your favorite memories of Learning Together?
I attended LT as a 2 y.o, so my memories are limited (but vivid!), and I remember learning the concept of using money. Each student was given a penny, and we would go up to a stand to “buy” a bag of peanuts.
My Mom will tell you she remembers me (and the rest of the class)using sign language to sing “I just called to say I love you,” by Stevie Wonder. It’s still her favorite song to this day.
Q: How did your family hear about Learning Together? Why did they think it was right for you? What appealed to them about the program?
Nell Barnes lived across the street from us during the years I attended.
Q: What are you doing now?
Saving my pennies for a Masters in Social Work! This spring I will receive a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, and this summer will be my 6th working with 8-17 y.o. girls as an Outdoor Education guide in Maine.
Q: What are your future plans/goals?
To continue as an advocate for adolescent growth and development, through health, self-esteem, leadership building, and the Outdoors!
Q: How have your experiences at Learning Together influenced you growing up and getting to where you are today?
I realize since LT, I’ve preferred diverse environments, and ones that encourage personal growth. Whether it’s in school, at camp, or in the work place- the concepts of inclusion and integrity are traits which contribute to my educational philosophy to this day.
Q: What advice would you have for any other families considering sending their children to Learning Together?
It is only human to be hesitant about individuals different from ourselves. The earlier you introduce diversity and inclusion, the sooner your child will embrace culture, integrity, and independence.
Q: Any other information or comments you’d like to include?
Send your child to Learning Together!