Changing Our World: Betty Harden

Betty Harden has spent almost a quarter of a century working with children in day care centers, public schools, and at Azleway Boys Ranch.  However, getting her education to be a certified teacher has been a long journey. After years of classes and workshops, Harden opened Betty's Learning Center in 1999, determined to provide quality care and education for youngsters.

In addition to all the required licensing for day care, Betty's Learning Center has been designated as a Texas Rising Star Provider.

Betty Harden's husband, Robert, built the center's facilities and her daughter, Stephenie, helps her with the children. So, in some ways, the center has been an all family project. Harden admits that owning a day care-learning center is hard work and a big responsibility, but she says it's also the fullfillment of a life long dream.

Through her love of children and dedication to them, Betty Harden is Changing Our World.

Joan Hallmark, reporting.