History




A note from the director on NLCDC’s history:

About 20 years ago I went into the field of Early Childhood Education.  I always thought kids were amazing “little people” and wanted to devote my life some how in being a part of raising the next generation.  During my studies in college I took 2 nanny jobs that really gave me an inside view of the day to day lives of children ages 3 months to 7 years.  I used these children as my guinea pigs during my college years; developing learning curriculum that they got to try with me, staging puppet shows and dramatic play events, creating different art and sensory mediums, and relishing in the amazing journey of being a kid!  It was during my studies as an Early Childhood student that I decided I would like to open my own center.  I approached my Pastor at New Life Christian Center (where I had been attending since the 5th grade).  I imagine now sitting in his office all of 22 years old nervous and excited, wondering if he would go for my idea.  He thought the idea and vision was wonderful and through a series of meetings and about a year of planning NLCDC was launched.  My husband, Rich, was my partner and although we had only been married a year at that point we jumped in with both feet together.  We quit the jobs we had in the summer of 1998 and opened the doors of NLCDC September 7, 1998.  The last 17 years have been an amazing journey, now Rich and I have 4 children of our own.  I have since completed my degree in Early Childhood Education as well as recieved a Bachelors degree in Childrens Studies.  Rich’s job has evolved a bit but we still keep him around.  He is the owner/ operator of Fun Fusion; a game business that involves lots of active games and FUN!  I am still the director and program supervisor here, and plan to be around to see many coming years.  Please drop me a line anytime by email or phone… I’d love to introduce you to our center and wonderful staff.

Mical Gaynor, director, New Life Child Development Center