Experience in Early Care and Education

1976, opened county’s first child care center

1983 – 1989, opened new centers totaling five, providing additional training around the state and region

1989, established The Adventure Club Programs opened 4 in the public school system of southwestern Virginia, Child Care Information Exchange guest speaker – launched nationally

1989 – 1994, expanded an additional 10 programs in the public school system of southwestern Virginia. Trained and consulted child care management and teachers on a state, regional, and national level

1994, stepped into the role of leading the nation’s only national association especially dedicated to the management level of early education. The National Association of Child Care Professionals grew from around 200 members to 3,000 members in 2000

2000 – Current, serve as consultant, speaker, and coach at the national level for early care and education.