Renasant Bank and the Chamber presented Tickle Me Pink Daycare with the Small Business of the Month award in April.
Co-directors Pam and Brent Carter have found that the childcare business is not just work, it’s a true passion. Tickle Me Pink Daycare’s 20-year tenure in the community has withstood the test of time, when many in the industry weren’t so fortunate. “Not only [has it] maintained its existence, it has grown and expanded its Valdosta location to include GA-Pre-K and in the Fall of 2OI8, an accredited Kindergarten class,” said Pam. The facility began in a 1,200 square foot space and has since relocated to a 7,500 square foot location and serves more than 130 children and 70 families across Brooks and Lowndes counties.
Tickle Me Pink Daycare is a quality-rated learning facility and will be pursuing their third star in the coming months. The facility was awarded the Georgia Shape Award in 2017, when the center earned its second Quality Rated star which recognizes early learning centers and elementary schools that go the extra mile in educating ...that go the extra mile in educating and providing healthy meals and physical activity on a daily basis, according to Carter.
The owners and staff believe that the children’s success gives our community promise for long-term success. Evidence of that fact can be found in their teachers and employees. Made up of 14 certified, experienced childcare providers that are not only qualified, but have a true love for educating children. One teacher, in particular, is quite the special case. Kenya Durden started at Tickle Me Pink as a child and has since returned as a pre-school teacher with a degree from Valdosta State University.
Tickle Me Pink is open Monday through Friday from 5:30a.m. until 10:30p.m.Tickle Me Pink Daycare offers free GA. Pre-K, Summer Transition Program (for students who did not attend Pre-K), and in the Fall of 2018 will begin offering Kindergarten classes. The Carter’s are eager to welcome your family into theirs and invite you to contact them at 229-245-9881 for more information. You can also visit their website at http://ticklemedaycare.com/home.html, or visit them at 252 North St. Augustine Road in Valdosta. Don’t forget, Tickle Me Pink Daycare & Learning Center is the place “Where Children’s Success Matters.”