The Gift of Kids Daycare and Preschool
Jul 05, 2013 08:25AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
The Gift of Kids found me. I was unhappy with the preschool and childcare that was available for my son, so I changed my career path because I thought I could do better.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I work with kids and their families, therefore involvement in the community is extremely important. Each year we sponsor Concerts in the Park in El Dorado Hills, El Dorado Musical Theatre, Run For Courage, and many other community events and sports teams.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
My 30 local teachers here at The Gift of Kids have a deep passion for children when it comes to their education and well-being. Anyone who tours our facility can feel the love from the teachers; what’s more, our teachers are also highly educated in early childhood development.
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
I’m proud that I have gone from owning a small in-home daycare to offering a wonderful program to 300 children at two locations. My greatest life accomplishments have been successfully juggling 40-80 hours of work per week, two wonderful children (now 12 and 15), and a happy marriage of 16 years.
What’s your favorite local business other than your own?
Raley’s—we use their E-cart for feeding our 200 kids here at The Gift of Kids. I am all about supporting local businesses! We also use Cartridge World; with all of the pictures we print here, they are happy to run ink over in a moment’s notice.
And finally, customer service is…?
Working with families to best fit the needs of their children. Parents know what is best for their kids, and it’s our job to work on their individual needs. I understand when parents have a request, because I too am a parent. We all have a common goal—the children.
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