Lakeshia is a Lead Home Base Teacher at Focus Hope where she oversees two Doulas and three Early Head Start Home Base Teachers. She attained her Associate ‘s degree in Children and Families from Henry community college, and her undergraduate in Early Childhood Education from Rochester University. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Spring Arbor. Her plans are to enroll in a Doctoral Program and become the first person in her family to receive a Doctoral degree.
Professionally, she has worked with different organizations such as SEMPQIC, (Southeast, Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition), BMBFA (Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association), Sister Friends as a Big sister, and IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement), in her role as the lead home base teacher, she is able to work with a variety of mothers and their families. Lakeshia goal is to give evidence-based research to mothers and their families that are enrolled in Focus Hope Early Head Start programs. Lakeshia offers families resources and connected families to other organizations in the surrounding area to help families become knowledgeable and stable.
In 2019, she was selected to be a part of the Breastfeeding Hackathon, this event was a collaboration of Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association, Black breastfeed
This session will discuss how Title X providers use a client centered approach to assess feelings about Parenthood/Pregnancy/Readiness, Timing and How important is pregnancy prevention (PATH). PATH can be used with clients of any gender, sexual orientation, or age. PATH is designed to facilitate listening and efficient client-centered conversations about pre-conception care, contraception, and fertility […]