Making a Dream a Reality Through Offering Quality Child Care
When Danielle Harrison, owner of “Beginnings and Beyond” was seventeen she had a dream of having her own daycare center. In fact, her husband drew a sketch of her vision that continues to hang on her office wall.
After a career in human resources, her dream was realized when she opened the first location of “Beginnings and Beyond” in Dover, Del.
“I have always loved children,” says Danielle. “And when I had my own, I knew even more what kind of child care program I wanted to create for families.”
Her goals included establishing really strong connections with both her staff and the families she serves. She utilizes technology including an application that keeps families’ informed as well as a lot of face-to-face communications.
“I like to be in the classroom to both connect with teachers and the children,” says Danielle.
As a result, there is very low teacher turnover. And “Beginnings and Beyond” is thriving with two locations in Dover serving children from infant through preschool age. Additionally, both sites offer before and after care for school-age children.
Danielle credits Delaware Stars for providing her with fresh ideas and the resources to keep pursuing her dream.
“Stars has helped us replenish our supplies and to continually invest so we can offer quality care,” adds Danielle.