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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!

Margaret Oberg

February 27, 2018

RENO, Nevada – Early on, Margaret Oberg knew her calling in life was to take care of children.

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Janet Liebl

February 19, 2018

GARY, Minnesota – Janet Liebl started her child care career as an assistant in a local school.

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Shirley Phillips

January 10, 2018

CUSHING, Oklahoma – In this era, it is difficult to find anyone who works in the same position for a long period of time.

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Jennifer Baumann

November 1, 2017

CHADRON, Nebraska – Jennifer Baumann was settling into her new life as a stay-at-home mom after moving to Chadron, Nebraska.

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Andra Burke

October 17, 2017

FORT GRATIOT, Michigan – Seventeen years after beginning her home child care, Andra Burke cannot imagine doing anything else.

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Idarme María Martín Santos

September 25, 2017

TAMPA, Florida – Since September 2011, Idarme María Martín Santos has taken care of children from age 2 months to 13 years at her family child care home and after school program, Campanitas De Cristal in Tampa, Florida.

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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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Sponsor Spotlight: Rhonda Kobylecky of Acelero Learning Head Start

July 23, 2024

Rhonda Kobylecky is the Food Service Director for Acelero Learning Head Start which is a multi-state sponsoring organization of 48 Head Start centers serving over 4,000 children. Hear from Rhonda!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Beth Carlton of Child Care Links

July 2, 2024

Beth Carlton is the Executive Director of Child Care Links , a sponsoring organization in Kansas that sponsors approximately 170 family child care homes and two centers that serve meals to around 1,800 children. Hear from Beth!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Kate Abernathy of Providers Choice

April 15, 2024

Kate Abernathy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Providers Choice which is a state-wide sponsoring organization of 3,000 family child care homes and 90 centers in Minnesota. Hear from Kate!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rache Cross of Caring People Alliance

March 26, 2024

Rache Cross is the Senior Director of CACFP at Caring People Alliance which sponsors family child care homes, child care centers, and At-Risk Afterschool sites in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Alix Pasillas of Food For Kids, Inc.

March 5, 2024

Alix Pasillas is the Executive Director of Food For Kids, Inc. which sponsors 137 child care centers, family child care homes, and adult care centers across Nevada. Learn why Alix thinks Food For Kids is a successful sponsor.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Blake Stanford of Southwest Human Development Services

February 26, 2024

Blake Stanford is the President of Southwest Human Development Services which serves over 850 family child care homes across Texas. Learn why Blake thinks Southwest Human Development Services is a successful sponsor.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rhonda Kobylecky of Acelero Learning Head Start

July 23, 2024

Rhonda Kobylecky is the Food Service Director for Acelero Learning Head Start which is a multi-state sponsoring organization of 48 Head Start centers serving over 4,000 children. Hear from Rhonda!

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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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