Who We Are!
We are Child Care Professionals who believe that early education is the foundation a child needs in order to be successful for the rest of their lives.
Hello! My name is Jason and my wife, Carla, and I own a child day care center and pre-school in Illinois. We get tons of questions from parents about child development, family issues, how to start their own center, etc. and would like to share our expertise with everyone.
I'll start with Carla since she is the brains of the operation ;-).
Carla has been in child care for 12 years. She started out in her father's center in Chicago as a teacher assistant. Over the years she worked her way up and became the assistant director for his school. She has a Bachelors Degree in corporate and professional communications and Master's of Education Degree with an emphasis in Early Education.
I am newer to early child care but in the last 7 years I have learned a lot. I received my Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems and I recently received my MBA/Accounting degree last year.
How we got into business?
5 years ago Carla decided she wanted to start her own day care. Having one child at the time we figured it would be good to start a home day care. So that's what we did. We worked with our local state licensing agency and licensed our home for eight children. Within 2 months we were completely full. Who knew there would be such high demand for home centers?
I knew that we wanted to grow into a commercial location eventually. I figured we could operate out of our home for a few years, save our money, and eventually grow into something larger. Well, a few years turned into 9 months. I found a location not too far from home that happened to be selling their center. I had faith that we could take on this new endeavor even if it was a lot sooner than originally planned. After a lot of praying, and negotiating, and filling out bank loan applications, and praying some more, we completed the purchase of our center.
So......here we are 3 years later and I thought we could share our story and our experiences and help others learn more about child care and early education. It is so important for our young children to get a great start. So we hope parents get valuable information about child care and many other issues we as parents face. We also hope the aspiring home day care or child care center owner finds invaluable information on how to accomplish their dreams.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.
Thanks for visiting and we hope you return.