Total loan: $1,000


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Bronx, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped start the path to help infants and toddlers develop skills through education and role play in a group family daycare provider setting.

Shanette's story

What truly inspired me to be an entrepreneur and have my own group daycare is my son who started to read at the age of 2 ½ years old. I remember him being so inquisitive and always wanting to go to the window to look outside at the trees and the birds and the cars that went by and he would ask me “What’s that?” “What’s that?” pointing to everything with his little finger. As I told him he asked all over again. I remember buying a CD that taught site words for children that had fun activities that would keep him occupied. He played the CD every day and connected the letters to make the words as the words were sounded out, he read it. One day when he was at daycare the teacher sat him on her lap while he read the book to the other kids. I was so impressed. I said if he can do it other children can learn to read and understand words at his age. My son is now 21 years old in his senior year at Emerson college graduating with his Journalism degree. My goal is to increase the number of children and families that are served where they can enter school being ready and prepared to learn in Pre- K and to also move the Family group daycare to a daycare center of a bigger space.