Little Magical Minds to open under new ownership
Little Magical Minds Daycare, Inc. in Monette will soon be opening under new ownership. The facility has been purchased by Becky Jackson. The director/administrator will be her daughter, Sondra Jackson
Sondra has an associate degree in early childhood education. She has always wanted to work with children and she is looking forward to the opening. She has served as a substitute teacher at Buffalo Island Central, worked as a babysitter since she was 12 years old and even worked as an in-home nanny. She has experience caring for and working with children.
The business closed the last of June. The Jacksons have completed the paperwork, licensing process, and inspections and are almost ready to open. They hope to have everything ready to open by Aug. 18 but they do have an alternate opening day of Sept. 2.
They are taking applications for staff and children. Applications can be picked up at the daycare located on Highway 18 just outside of Monette, or at Jackson Brothers Tire and Auto Service in Monette.
Sondra said her motto is "let us teach your children in a loving atmosphere."
"I want to have a daycare where the children will want to come and learn," Sondra said. "We want not only a qualified staff but a caring staff."
The daycare will be open for children six weeks to five years old.
They are also looking into the possibility of adding a before and after school program in the near future.
"Before and after school is a real need for some parents who work out of town," Sondra said. "We are looking forward to getting started and welcoming our first group of children."