November 13, 2008 - Miss Julie's Childcare in Blairsville, Georgia celebrates grand opening
Miss Julie's Child Care & Learning Center opened its doors in September of 2008. The brightly decorated facility has over 4000 square feet of space for kids of all ages from six week old infants to 12 year old children. There is also a spacious fenced-in play area with all kinds of outdoor toys and playground equipment.
Owner Julie Ann Hughes says, "I have always loved children and as a teenager I was always babysitting. After getting married and having kids of my own it just seemed natural to open a family daycare in my home. After a while, my husband and I decided it was time for a separate facility and we opened Miss Julie's Child Care and Learning Center in Union County."
Miss Julie's Child Care & Learning Center is licensed and insured. The Center is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Southern EC Association, the Georgia AYC, and the Blairsville Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Julie's Child Care & Learning Center is owned by Blairsville, Georgia residents Tony & Julie Hughes. The couple has three children Brandon, Heather, and Lake , and a daughter-in-law, Jessica. They are active members of Mount Olivet Baptist Church., where Julie teaches Sunday school. Tony is a life long resident of Union county, a residential custom home builder and member of the Towns-Union Home Builder's Association. He is credited with the design and construction of the childcare facility.
Julie was a Family Day Care Home Provider until the completion of Miss Julie's Child Care & Learning Center. Julie has the Child Development Associate ( CDA ) credential. She has also completed the 40 hour Director's Training (required by Bright from the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning to open a child care center). She has over fifteen years experience with children of all ages, from infancy to teenagers. She has been an active volunteer working in the past with the Woman's Enrichment Center, and currently volunteers as a Girl Scout leader for her daughter's Brownie Troop.
Julie dreamed of one day opening a Child Care Center and in the spring of 2008 that dream became a reality when they broke ground on the new facility dedicated to early childhood education. Miss Julie would like to thank everyone that helped make the dream come true!