Spa day for Every Child Succeeds moms

A critical part of Seton High School’s senior curriculum, The Senior Project, is a year long learning experience where students take the opportunity to indulge themselves in a topic of interest. The topics chosen typically fall into one of three categories: career, services, or personal interest.

For her senior project, Seton senior, Melanie McGregor, planned a Spa Day for the mothers within Santa Maria’s Every Child Succeeds Program (ECS). Melanie is the daughter of Julie McGregor, Program Director of Every Child Succeeds, and worked closely with Mindy Heathcoat, a Santa Maria employee, to execute this event. ECS is a home-visitation based program with the goal to ensure an optimal start for children of first-time mothers, in seven counties within the Greater Cincinnati area; Santa Maria is one of the lead agencies administering this program. With visits from the time of pregnancy to the child’s third birthday, ECS works to provide positive outcomes in child development.
In conjunction with the Santa Maria ECS team, Melanie held a Spa Day on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Santa Maria’s Griswold Center. In attendance, 20 mothers from the ECS program, each of whom brought a friend/support person, and most brought their babies.

The mothers were treated to a special day filled with lunch, massages, henna tattoos,
manicures, and building relationships with other mothers. To help them relax, four Seton seniors helped watch the babies. Although it was only for a few hours, the women were able to take time for themselves to rest, relax, and recharge.