"At Acre Family Child Care we have helped over 300 women start small businesses in the City of Lowell. Those women have made it possible for other women to work and for thousands of children to get an early childhood education."
Acre Family Child Care—The Power of Change
“Our mission is to provide a wonderful place to spend one’s childhood. We strive to listen to children, to meet them where they are and help them take the next step.”
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About Kathy Reticker
Kathy Reticker was a lifelong advocate for children and their families, starting with supporting runaway children at Project Place in Boston, serving families at the Department of Children and Families, and inspiring a sense of creativity and wonder as the Executive Director of Concord Children's Center. Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Acre Family Child Care, an organization that supports women running home-based child care businesses.
Kathy fostered a sense of community in everything she did. She built bridges between the Lowell and Concord communities through her role as a board member of the Greely Foundation. She inspired the next generation of non profit leaders through teaching courses at the BU Institute for Non Profit Leadership and Management. She promoted the arts through her board membership at Emerson Umbrella. For all of this work, Kathy was selected as 2016 Woman of the Year by the Merrimack Valley Rotary Club. She was a tireless agent for social justice and teacher of the next generation of non-profit leaders. Her vision for what is possible, her belief in what is right, and her compassion for others shaped how she approached her work and her life.
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