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November 1, 2013

Learning Safari recognized as ‘Program of the Year’

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville native Kim Renfroe always had a love for teaching and children. Renfroe and her husband Steve have not only seen student enrollment on the rise at Learning Safari since its opening in February 1997, but also have received much success and recognition as the “Program of the Year” for the state of Georgia.

“I’m so proud of our staff and everything we’ve accomplished over the last few years,” Renfroe said. “I appreciate their passion for what they do each and everyday. Every staff member here has worked equally to make this happen.”

The “Program of the Year” award is given by the Georgia Association on Young Children (GAYC). An awards committee consisting of 10 members from varied early childhood-related professions in diverse regions throughout the state cast their votes to determine the recipient of the award. In order to be considered for the award, the childcare center has to show evidence of professional collaboration within the facility, demonstrate that the program strives to improve and provide the highest quality child care possible, and program has made significant and innovative contribution to the welfare of children in addition to a full review of licensing inspection reports. Learning Safari received the award at the GAYC Awards Banquet earlier this month.

“We are so excited to celebrate such an accomplishment and couldn’t be happier to be providing the best quality care to our children,” Renfroe said. “This means continued growth, and that we care for each and every child in our center.”

Learning Safari accepts children between the ages of 6 weeks and 12 years old. Transportation is also available from selected public and private schools. A classroom waiting list is available in the event that no spaces are left.

“Pre-K is lottery funded and everything else is tuition-based that parents are responsible for,” Kim said. “Although the economy has affected all businesses, small and large, our enrollment continues to increase each and every month.”

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