Education: Albany State University


Certification: B.S. Early Childhood Education

               M.Ed. Early Childhood Education

                      Ed.S. Educational Leadership, Administration & Supervision


Years of Experience: 19

Whose Child Is This?


'Whose child is this? ' I asked one day.

Seeing a little one out at play.

'Mine', said the parent with a tender smile.

'Mine to keep a little while.

To bathe her hands and comb her hair.

To tell her what she is to wear.

To prepare her that she may always be good.

And each day do the things she should.’


'Whose child is this? ' I asked again

As the door opened and someone came in.

'Mine,’ said the teacher with the same tender smile.

'Mine, to keep just for a little while.

To teach her how to be gentle and kind.

To train and direct her dear little mind.

To help her live by every rule.

And get the best she can from school.’


'Whose child is this? ' I asked once more.

Just as the little one entered the door.

'Ours' said the parent and the teacher as they smiled.

And each took the hand of the little child.

'Ours to love and train together.

Ours this blessed task forever.'

Jessie Girl Rivera