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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

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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Community Action Head Start

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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Renee Wehrend

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

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Candy Triunfel

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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Mercer County YMCA

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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Northern Illinois Food Bank

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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Brenda’s Kids Club

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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Patty Blankenship

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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