Meet Laparade's Managing Partner and Founder of Baby Blu Educational Haven, Min Devaughn Sims
Min. Sims refers to himself as an optimist, he believes everyone should have the gift of opportunity, which ties in to one’s faith in God. Min Sims knows many scriptures, but the one he uses to guide his life is Romains 8:28- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Min Sims says to himself with confidence, “my life is not a mess, my past doesn’t dictate my future, but that God has plans for me and he is sovereign and in control of my future, not me”. Devaughn confessed that in the beginning, at first childcare was just a job for him, until he met Jesus in 2010 and his outlook on early childhood education begun looking differently to him. He began to focus on the craft of the field and began to understand that men make a difference in Early Care Education, we matter”. He has now been in the field for over fourteen years.
Min. Sims believes that Early Care Education is closely tied to his ministry, because he believes that children are the foundation of the church’s future, not the building itself, but the understanding that children have a serving position in our communities. He states with great enthusiasm, “when I work with children, it allows me to see life at its essence!”
Mr. Sims and his wife Gwendolyn has partnership with Laparade to operate the five-star center out of school time program. The program “Baby Blu” its fueled with passion, it means service to the next generation. The acronym Blu stands for Becoming what youth desire to be, Learning how to do what they want to do, and Utilizing those gifts to be of service to others. These gifts will be practiced daily at Baby Blu Educational Haven through our special programs, career days, afterschool tutoring and more.
Baby Blu’s core values will be seen through their fruit, Min. Sims adheres to the word of God, “let your good woks be shown before man “.
Min. Sims envisions Baby Blu as a purposeful youth movement in the community, its purpose is to be contagious and become a life style for the youth that attend the Baby Blu Educational Haven.
If you are interested in touring the haven, and or enrolling in the out of school program, please contact Min Sims and or Ms. Sims at (216) 417-3522
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