Children’s Discovery Center CEO Selected as a Master Leader

Lois Rosenberry featured in Exchange magazine as a Master Leader in the Field of Early Child Care and Education

Mount Pleasant, SC – Lois Rosenberry, president and CEO of Children’s Discovery Center has been selected as a Master Leader of the Exchange Leadership Initiative—a title awarded by Exchange magazine to experienced professionals who have proven themselves as able leaders in the field of early child care and education.

“I am honored to be a part of such an impressive group of early childhood leaders from around the world,” says Rosenberry. “I hope to continue to work collaboratively and build networks around key principles and practices of early education as a professional and leader in this field.”

The Master Leader title is given to 38 professionals over the age of 45 who make an impactful career trajectory serving young children, families and early childhood professionals. Leaders must show a deep understanding of early childhood research and principles, while demonstrating perseverance in pursing difficult objectives. The leaders will assist in creating ideas and planning initiatives to lead Exchange.

Select leaders will be featured in the November and December print issue, and all leaders will be included in the magazine’s online version of the article.

Rosenberry founded Children’s Discovery Center in 1982 in northwestern Ohio and has since expanded to South Carolina, opening two child care centers in Mount Pleasant. She has been recognized as an innovator in the child care field and featured in Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Executive Female and Early Childhood News. She is also a recipient of the Milestone for Women award, the Athena Award and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Enterprise.

Rosenberry received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Messiah College and a master’s degree in education from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. She is a co-author of Inspiring Spaces for Young Children and Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Spaces.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY CENTER

Children’s Discovery Center is a premier early child care and education provider that respects the child, encourages learning through exploration and supports the family within a creative, nurturing and Christian environment. Children’s Discovery Center is recognized as one of the top 50 childcare providers in the country. For more information, visit childrensdiscoverycentersc.com, facebook.com/childrensdiscoverycentersc and twitter.com/CDCofSC

Meet Ms. Alli- Park West Center Preschool Lead Teacher and Department Coordinator

unnamedMs. Alli was born and raised in Southern Maryland. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science from Frostburg State University while playing and attaining the roll of captain on her college’s varsity field hockey team. Ms. Alli knew she needed to be at Children’s Discovery Center when she stumbled upon the school online. The professional, yet lively ambiance is what inspired her to be a part of the “CDC family.” She began her journey at CDC as a lead teacher for the toddler department and was asked to be the preschool lead teacher and department coordinator for our Park West location within the year. Aside from working at CDC, Ms. Alli loves to bike ride, play intramural sports and tending to her energetic rescue puppy, Maddie. Ms. Alli is focused, passionate, and driven to work hard for all of the greater things in life.

Welcome to Our New Park West Assistant Director, Jennifer Grainger

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Grainger has been hired as our new assistant director.

She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Clemson University and a masters in christian education from Pfeiffer University. Her experience includes working as a teacher of the gifted and talented class for the Dorchester School system. She has been director of children and youth at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood, S.C. and Bethany United Methodist in Summerville, S.C. She has been employed with Kiawah Island Golf Resort most recently.

Jennifer brings a blend of education and business skills to her new position. Her warm and gregarious personality makes her an excellent fit for the assistant director position. We anticipate her joining us within a week.Thanks for your support and understanding as we transition to a new assistant director. I know she will do her best to get to know each of you as quickly as possible.

Sincerely,
Katie Moore
Park West Director

Prayers, Donations and Cards for Max

Dear Parents,

We would like to notify you of a sad circumstance that has occurred with one of our Preschool B families. Over the past few months, many of you have met one of our students Max. Max is a curious, clever and caring boy that usually wears a tie and a baseball cap each day. He holds these endearing qualities while dealing with the illness of his father.

Max’s father (‘Reg,’ short for Reggie/Rugero) had an emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor the day before Max was born. The cancer is an aggressive form (glioblastoma multiforme) and Reg was given 6-9 months to live. He has undergone radiation and has been on aggressive chemo Max’s entire life. Max doesn’t really know anything other than a life where his daddy often ‘doesn’t feel well,’ and ‘needs to rest.’

As a result of treatments, Reg has spent about 3-5 days in bed every two weeks, for Max’s entire life. So Max’s world has sort of been heavier on the ‘mommy time,’ his whole life.

Max’s father took a turn for the worse earlier this week and passed away this morning at home with his family. His mom emailed me this morning and said, “It was the most peaceful, beautiful ending to these past days. It was a gift to me, to be present in that moment and to know he’s passed on into the presence of Jesus.” As I read her email, I am reminded how short life can be and how we handle ourselves during times of trouble is a testament to our character.

Now with the task of being a single mother and dealing with medical and funeral expenses, she hopes to find a way to secure funds for Max to come full time for a transition period. Currently, Max is a Monday/Wednesday/Friday student and CDC will be helping in sending him full time until the funeral. If you would like to donate gift cards for restaurants, Target/Wal-Mart, or towards his tuition, his mother would greatly appreciate it. I will have a basket in my office where donations will be accepted. We appreciate your grace and generosity.

God’s Peace,

Katie Carter
Director
Children’s Discovery Center
1110 Venning Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-388-6700 (PH)
843-388-6728 (FX)