Raising the Bar Lori Jiannuzzi makes her model for childcare a reality at New Generations Learning Center
Any parent knows how hard it can be to leave their child in someone else’s care. The only sure form of comfort is knowing they are in the best of hands. “Mom on a mission” Lori Jiannuzzi is determined to provide that level of care at New Generations Learning Center (NGLC).
“When my son was six months old, I wanted to go back to work full-time,” recalled Lori. “We searched for a quality child care center, but I was unable to find one school that was everything I wanted for my child. So rather than being part of the problem, I decided to be part of the solution!” A USD graduate and real-estate entrepreneur, Lori set out to design just the kind of program she would want as a parent.
Since safety is most parents’ first priority, Lori made it hers as well. “Our lobby area has a double-secure access requiring use of the biometric fingerprint access in addition to a coded entry door,” described Lori. The facility is clean and spacious with web-cams in each classroom.
“Having the right professionals on my team was key to the success of the program,” noted Lori. Every teacher has specialized training in early childhood education and is hired for their ability to contribute to a warm and nurturing environment.
“NGLC is committed to professionalizing the field of early childhood education,” asserted Lori. Determined to educate, not babysit, NGLC utilizes low teacher-student ratios and implements its own tailor-made curriculum, including Baby Sign, Spanish and a rich multi-cultural daily curriculum.
Nutritious Food[pullquote align=”right”]“Families are busy and appreciate the idea of having a chef on staff that prepares all of the meals for the children from scratch.”
~ Lori Jiannuzzi [/pullquote]
Most unusual, perhaps, is NGLC’s use of an in-house chef. “Families are busy and appreciate the idea of having a chef on staff that prepares all of the meals for the children from scratch,” observed Lori. Classrooms are nut-free and the chef attempts to accommodate each child’s dietary needs, if possible.
Open Door Policy
A founding principle is NGLC’s commitment to keeping parents informed with daily reports, regular e-mail communication and instant live access through their web cams. “NGLC’s web cams offer a great tool for parents of little ones to watch over how their child’s day is going,” emphasized Lori.
NGLC operates 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays year-round, serving children ages six weeks to 12 years, and there is currently space available in each classroom for the summer months. NGLC is also registering for fall 2013 and their Private Kindergarten 2013-2014 program. See Lori’s team in action at www.nglc.org or at their facility just off the 15 in Mira Mesa.[box title=”At A Glance” color=”#333333″]
Name of Business: New Generations Learning Center (NGLC)
Owner: Lori Jiannuzzi
Director/Administrator: Lori Jiannuzzi
Years in Position: 7 years as an education professional
Year of Establishment: 2007
Address: 9878 Hibert Street
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Description of Business: NGLC is a private educational-based early childhood education school that focuses on the development of the “whole child” from infancy through kindergarten. NGLC offers web cams, a private chef, biometric security, oversized classrooms and low child to teacher ratios.