Abby Blough holds her BSC in Psychology from the University of Calgary and her Child Development Worker certificate. Abby has been in the child care and education field for 16 years. She began her journey with the Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area as the Program Coordinator working with children ages 5-17 and is now in her twelfth year with Footsteps Preschool. Abby grew up in Cochrane and is still living in town with her husband and two young children. She has a passion for the environment; this involves enjoying it through hiking, camping, swimming, and snowboarding as well as encouraging and teaching those around her to care for the environment. She loves to help young children explore their interests and learn to love learning. She loves to share stories and so many songs with the children throughout their day. Happy people sing! She comes from a long line of teachers, including her mother who inspired her career choice. It is her smiling face that will greet the children each Tuesday and Thursday morning and afternoon.