WHAT CHILD CARE PROVIDERS SAY ABOUT CERCLE COLLAB ...
Hello, my name is Queen. I am a child care provider. I'd just like to take a moment to thank the CERCLE organization for providing me with the much-needed supplies and information. Could not have overcome a lot of this if it were not for their support.
Queen Freelove, Owner
Babe's Day Care
I am writing this letter as a testimony to CERCLE with thanks and gratitude for the mentoring, leadership, support and dedication you have given me as an FCC provider.
In October 2019, I was desperately seeking guidance and assistance to navigate ways to expand my program, Gentle Hands Academy. A fellow colleague and FCC provider advised me to contact Georgia Goldburn in Hope. I called the Hope Child Development Center, at which time Mrs. Goldburn greeted me immediately over the phone. Georgia took the time to listen to my cry of despair over the growth of the Gentle Hands Academy (GHA) and invited me to her office later that day to meet with her and Tammy Robinson, Executive Director of CERCLE. These two women sat down and spoke to me as if I had known them for many years. They offered me resources and supports through CERCLE, including tutoring, business expansion ideas, educational consultation, and many other strategies for my program.
I left Hope with a new perspective on how to plan and become a better ECE provider, leader and an upcoming Center Director. I have successfully completed an ECE course that was offered through CERCLE, the course was very intense and gave me a deeper understanding of child development. Additionally, I have received ongoing guidance and individual strategies for successful planning and preparation for expansion. CERCLE has assisted me with abundant business strategies as an FCC provider and preparation for center-based implementation and long-term success.
I am extremely grateful to CERCLE for exemplifying continued tangible support in every possible way to ensure the success of my program during this Covid-19 pandemic. I have received support in applying for grants and small business loan opportunities, PPE, supplies and gift card distribution to support the children and families I serve. CERCLE has been a mainstay as a professional and trusted source that continues to positively impact Gentle Hands Academy (GHA). I am always grateful and grateful for the partnership, collaboration, excellent leadership, and continued support I have received from my connection to CERCLE.
CERCLE has provided Gentle Hands Academy with complex details for long-term business success and strategies. I am honored to be a part of CERCLE and I am confident that as a member, GHA will continue to be effective and efficient for the children who will shape our tomorrow.
Tennille Smalls, Director
Gentle Hands Academy
I have been a member of CERCLE for some time. Being a member of CERCLE has been a great blessing. When I was first introduced to CERCLE, they sent me to school right away for 6 months. No other program has done that for me. I can also call CERCLE to get childcare information for my business. They have helped me with document processing for DCF. They helped me recover payments that were months past due.
During this pandemic, they have been very helpful. CERCLE has provided me with supplies and cleaning products to keep me operating in a clean, safe and healthy environment. There has not been a time when I called CERCLE and my needs were not addressed. I am happy that child care providers have a program like CERCLE.
Shelta Wilson, Owner
Baby Me Daycare