Our conversation with Toni was nothing short of insightful. As a small, new institution struggling to gain recognition and traction amidst the pandemic,Toni’s guidance went far beyond the perfunctory; she looked at our predicament holistically and gave us practical suggestions on how to tackle our main issues. As Toni related our struggles to her own experiences as an educator, she inspired us to believe that educating parents about the Reggio philosophy was a task that could in fact, be accomplished. Toni was also very resourceful—she generously led us to various contacts and information that were very pertinent to us. Overall, we were so very pleased to have consulted with her not only because it was comforting to hear some valuable solutions to our problems, but also because we found a new, passionate and like-minded friend in Toni.