top of page

Third Generation in Weekday Education in Thomasville


Seven-year-old Callie sits with her friends around a table eating a snack. She and the

other children have just arrived from a day at school.

“It’s pretty cool,” Callie says. “If I had to be at home by myself, it would be lonely. I’m an only

child and my parents work.”

Callie is the third generation of her family who have been served at Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) 5-star rated Child Development Center located at Mills Home in Thomasville. The After School Program is part of BCH’s model Weekday Education Program.

“My dad told me that he came here when he was a little boy,” Callie says. “He said that Pop

came here, too.”

Callie’s family has a unique place in the history of Weekday Education. Callie, her dad Mike, and her grandfather Joe have all been served.

“We have other children whose moms or dads may have attended the program, but Callie’s family is the only third generation family,” Weekday Education director Linda Russo says.