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New teachers bring expertise, energy, to Sunflower Early Ed Center

McKinley Phillips, left, and Blythe Zimmerman take a break with Braxton after enjoying some outdoor activities. The women are new teachers at Sunflower’s Early Education Center.

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Two Barton County women are bringing energy and professional skills to their new teaching positions at the Sunflower Diversified Services Early Education Center (EEC). Blythe Zimmerman is from Ellinwood and McKinley Phillips is a Great Bend native.
The new early childhood special education teachers are making two or three home visits a day in Sunflower’s service area. Their priorities are conducting evaluations, and interacting with children to enhance cognitive and motor skills.
“We can evaluate the children in their home settings,” Zimmerman said. “This includes interactions with children and their families as we work on a variety of skills ...

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