Hi, my name is Mary McCain. I am the Director of the Auraria Early Learning Center (AELC). I have been working in early childhood education since 1985. In August 1994, I joined AELC as a Supervising Teacher and was promoted to Assistant Director in 1996. I took over as Director in August 2005. I have my degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. I am also Director Qualified through the State of Colorado. In my career, I have been a home visitor, administrator, staff trainer, parent educator, and teacher for children ages one through eighth grade. I have really enjoyed the challenge of working with a variety of people in multiple situations. I cannot think of anything more rewarding than making a difference in a child’s life.