In 1937, Margaret Garrison, who would serve for decades under that name and later be known as Mrs. Race, assumed leadership of the Home. Her guiding philosophy was one of individual development and responsibility to others. Uniforms were abandoned so that the children wouldn’t stand out in school. Bright bedspreads replaced institutional white bed covers and long tables gave way to family-style ones. Bedtime became age-appropriate, rather than a mandatory 7 pm. Children were encouraged to bring their friends home, and the annual Teachers’ Tea began. Those above nursery age received allowances with which they purchased Christmas presents for relatives. Children attended churches of their choice.