For Family Resource Specialist Lutfe Begum, Rainbows is like home. She enjoys coming to work every day with her coworkers that are more like family. Lutfe has served with Rainbows for more than 23 years, ten of which were spent as an Occupational/Physical Therapy Assistant.
“We have a wonderful working environment,” Lutfe said. “My biggest achievement is the relationships I have with the children and families we serve as well as the people I work with.”
Lutfe received her first Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Bangladesh, her native country. Her second Master’s degree is in Special Education with emphasis on Mental Retardation from Emporia State University.
Lutfe is a member of the Connecting Point staff, her role includes referring families to Infant/Toddler Services and other community partners through Screen for Success, a free community developmental service evaluation for families who have concerns about their child.
Because it is like home to her, two of Lutfe’s three children attended child care at Rainbows. Her daughter also volunteered with Rainbows.
“My chidlren learned to embrace diversity and that each and everyone has strengths,” Lutfe said. “We can all learn something from that.”
Lutfe enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include knitting, gardening, reading, and listening to Indian classical music.