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Member Showcase

There are a lot of great things happening across the country in NCA Member child and adult care homes and centers! Here are a few stories showcasing what that looks like. Want to share your story? Email us!

Carol Reed

June 15, 2020

DECATUR, Illinois – Over 23 years ago, through prayer and consideration, Carol Reed felt a calling to begin her own home child care.

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Renee Wehrend

June 15, 2020

SALEM, Oregon – Almost thirty years ago, Renee Wehrend became a child care professional.

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Candy Triunfel

June 15, 2020

BROOKLYN, New York – After working in criminal justice for six years, Candy Triunfel realized that she simply was not fulfilled by her career.

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Patty Blankenship

May 22, 2020

ARITON, Alabama – After years of working with children’s church programs and caring for neighborhood children, Patty Blankenship was encouraged to open her own home day care.

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Eva Sanjurjo

January 7, 2020

HUNT’S POINT, New York – Wanting to fill the hall with color, Eva Sanjurjo hangs wreaths and leaves the children made.

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Yvonne Fairbanks

December 11, 2019

CASPER, Wyoming – When Yvonne Fairbanks decided to go into child care, she was actually uncertain it was the right decision.

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Mercer County YMCA

June 15, 2020

ALEDO, Illinois – In 1997, the Mercer County YMCA transitioned from a half-day preschool to a full-time child care center. It now has 1 full-day center, 3 afterschool sites, and 1 summer day camp working together to serve about 200 children.

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Brenda’s Kids Club

June 15, 2020

CHICAGO, Illinois – Brenda’s Kids Club Day Care Center originally opened as a home child care, but with increasing demand and rising popularity, Brenda transitioned her program into a center.

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Annoor Academy

June 1, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Annoor Academy of Knoxville is a private school working with children from pre-K through 8th grade.

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Christina Flythe

January 18, 2024

Christina Flythe is the Health and Nutrition Director at the Child Care Council of Suffolk which sponsors over 270 family and group child care homes. Learn why she thinks they are a successful sponsor and get tips that might be helpful to you.

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Community Action Head Start

June 15, 2020

SALEM, Oregon – In 1967, the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action opened their doors as a direct result of President Johnson’s War on Poverty.

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Riverbend Head Start

December 4, 2019

ALTON, Illinois – Riverbend Head Start in Madison County, Illinois, first opened its doors in 1916.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank

June 15, 2020

GENEVA, Illinois – The Northern Illinois Food Bank has been serving the area since 1983 when they distributed 64,000 pounds of food in their first year.

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Arnaldo Ferrer

March 3, 2021

Arnaldo Ferrer has been an adult care giver since 2013. In 2017, he brought his vision to life and opened Cielo Vista Senior Day Care where his family works with him to provide care for the clients.

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Diamond Center

March 3, 2021

The Diamond Center Adult Day Program is a Community Access Group offering person centered services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities working to improve, acquire or retain communication and socialization skills.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank

June 15, 2020

GENEVA, Illinois – The Northern Illinois Food Bank has been serving the area since 1983 when they distributed 64,000 pounds of food in their first year.

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Northern Illinois Food Bank

June 15, 2020

GENEVA, Illinois – The Northern Illinois Food Bank has been serving the area since 1983 when they distributed 64,000 pounds of food in their first year.

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