Today we are celebrating our 8th birthday! What a crazy, exciting, wonderful eight years it has been! We have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of sweet kiddos, amazing, supportive parents, and the best teachers I have ever known!!! I am so very thankful to everyone who has partnered with us to create an amazing preschool, kindergarten, and after school program. I am very aware that I could not have done this alone! I am looking forward to the future and excited about what is to come for our little school. I thought it would be appropriate to share my goals with everyone (business and personal) and hope you will all help me stay on track. Here they are...my goals that I want to reach over the next eight years:
1. Build our own building!! Seriously, this can't happen soon enough for me! It will have wide hallways, lots of parking, and of course be bright and cheery! I spend way too much time sketching what I want it to look like. I am REALLY hoping our 10th birthday will be celebrated by breaking ground on our new facility!
2. Add grades 1st-5th. I am blown away with the incredible things our little preschoolers learn each day and would love to be able to offer the same opportunity to older children. It is funny to me that this was never part of my dream until recently. I hated saying good-bye to our kindergartners last year and can't wait until I can say "see you in first grade next year!!"
3. Go back to school for business. While I am so grateful for my education and experience in Early Childhood, I had to learn the hard way when it comes to the business end of things around here. I know this will be very valuable to me as our business grows.
I'm so grateful for everything I have learned over the last eight years owing this business. I think back to the person I was when we opened and it's hard to believe that was me!!! The experiences, parents, students, employees, hard times, and wonderful times have shaped me into the person I am. I'm excited for the future and to make these goals a reality! Here's to another eight years!!