Shavette Giddins – 2024 Parent Ambassador

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Our Parent Ambassadors program gives parents and child care providers of early learners the tools they need to advocate for meaningful, lasting change in early childhood education policy. In this series, we’re highlighting our Class of 2024 Parent Ambassadors. Get to know them!

Shavette Giddins


Child Care Provider

Favorite Quote:

“To get where you’ve never been, you have to do what you’ve never done.”

Tell us about yourself!

I am a full-time child care provider and mother who loves random, frequent hotel staycations. I also love binge-watching Law & Order in bed. My newest hobby is making sublimation tumblers.

What made you want to become a Parent Ambassador?

I heard of the group during some child care training at the Early Childhood Center. I joined because I feel that sometimes parents’ voices and opinions go unheard in many situations, especially education.

What do you see as the greatest need for your community?


What do you hope to accomplish during your Ambassadorship? 

I hope to learn from others and apply what I learned to how I parent and provide care.

Who or what inspires you?

My kids, especially my son, who is mildly autistic. He reaches goals that were unknown to him. It makes me want to continue trying to achieve mine.