Ally Work for Parents with Ruby Martin

Season 1: Episode 44

Samm has shared for years how becoming a mother opened her eyes to see the world in a whole new light. One of these powerful awakenings came from the realization of how we pass on our beliefs, behaviors and prejudice from generation to generation. In this episode, Samm chats with Ruby Martin about the true scope of our influence when it comes to children we come in contact with. Ruby also shares why most of her equity work is devoted to early childhood programs. As parents, we try to do what’s best for our children, but we are doing the best with what we know. Take a listen to this conversation filled with perspective, that Samm wishes was shared with her a lot sooner.

About Ruby

With over 30 years of experience in early learning, 25 of which have been in program leadership, Ruby Martin, M.Ed. has been overseeing the children and youth programs of YWCA York for over 13 years working with diverse populations. She has been training in PA since 1998 and currently holds her PQAS Certification for the 20th year. Ruby has attended multiple experiences to enhance her own learning about culture and inclusion, and is certified to instruct 4 evidence based parent education programs. Ruby also teaches several courses at HACC including early education courses and Culture and Families. Ruby is versed in the implementation of Anti-Bias Education, culturally responses practices and Equity as a pedagogy since 1993 and has been infusing mindfulness and trauma informed practices into her work for 5 years. Currently the Chair of PACCA’s Board of Directors, a member of Child Care Consultants Board, and serving on YCSD Transition Advisory team, Ruby is passionate about developing diverse communities in every level of leadership.

Ruby has 2 grown children, Jesse and Danie, and a Chorkie named Arwen. In her free time she loves to cook, entertain, paint and can always be found in her backyard flower oasis in downtown York, where she has lived for 5 years.

Ruby also facilitates training on topics such as behavior prevention, effective parenting, anti-bias education approach, culturally responsive education, and mindfulness and trauma informed care for educators.

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