Minden will soon be home to a brand new child care center. Patrick and Cindi Burchell and Katie Dorn invite the public to come see their facility, Children First Child Care LLC, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on March 29 & 30 during their open house celebration. They are located at 1322 North Brown Avenue.
They first had the idea to open a new high-quality child care facility when Cindi Burchell noticed many of the kids who attend the First Christian Preschool Academy, a preschool that she successfully ran for the past 12 years and will continue to run, were dropping out or having issues because there were limited options for daycare in the community. Many families have started commuting to other towns for childcare. Katie, Cindi, and Patrick decided that a new facility could help keep more families in Minden.
When asked why she thought a new facility would benefit the community, Katie responded, “Because there is such a need. Before we even officially announced that we were going to do this project we had almost 35 kids who wanted to come. So we know there is a need. Some kids do well in a center and some kids do well in a home setting. There are several in-home daycares in town. We just knew there needed to be another center.”
see March 18 Courier for full story