by Nicole Reitz
It was announced during Tuesday’s Fulton Common Council meeting that a childcare center will be coming to 113 Schuyler Street in Fulton.
Local Entrepreneur Jessica Naioti is in the process of turning the former Red’s Video into a childcare center named Sunshine Community and Child Center. The business is scheduled to open June 23.
According to Naioti, the mission is to create an environment of love and faith while teaching self sustainability. The center will provide drop in child care, school aged summer programs, and a place for recreation, community ties and social unity.
The center will also offer free parental education classes, trainings to make people more employable, a youth center lounge and a nursery.
Scholarships will also be available as well as a community office for members to “buy in” and have their small business supported and working for them.
Naioti said that it’s her personal goal not to turn away a family or child. She knows firsthand how expensive childcare is, having a son of her own.
“This center has a creed a friend of mine, Sue Parisian, taught me long ago — that we will never turn anyone away,” she said. “We provide parents a simple place to volunteer and/or work for membership, fair priced and high quality child care, participation in our rules and regulations by attending open monthly board meetings, and free training and opportunities to become self sufficient.”
Naioti will hire less than 10 employees and have up to 25 volunteers.