60 Seconds with Cindy Gibbons

by Clay Neely - clay@newnan.com

alt

Cindy Gibbons, director, Stonebridge Early Learning Center

What was the idea behind the creation of StoneBridge? Was there a catalyst that spurred it?

StoneBridge was created because of an overwhelming desire to design and direct a child care facility that maintains the highest of standards and continuously exceeds the industry standards. My focus in the past has always been managing a facility, which had limitations. By owning the center there are fewer restrictions for implementing a successful program. After 25-plus years in child care, I was finally able to develop what I believed in. I have HUNDREDS of catalysts, the children! 

What has been one of the biggest challenges you've faced as director?

Initially my biggest challenge was to overcome the stigma of being just another “daycare center.” There is truly a difference in “daycare” and Early Education. Developing a child’s educational foundation begins at birth. My biggest challenge now is dividing my time between our two locations, wishing I could be at each one full time. To meet these challenges I surround myself with staff that share the same passion for our program. My staff is really what makes all this possible. 

 How do you envision the future of StoneBridge?

For many years to come I envision StoneBridge continuing to introduce advanced opportunities to the hundreds of children in our care. Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” may have answered this question best for me, “ I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.”


*******

Want to nominate somebody for their own '60 Seconds With...' column? Just email clay@newanan.com and we'll check them out!



More Business

Business Briefs

Sephora opening inside JC Penney Cosmetics retailer Sephora will be opening a 2,200 square foot location inside the Newnan JC Penney store ... Read More


Shared Wisdom

Why 'Self-Promotion' is not a crime or jerk-worthy

How do you promote yourself and your career without coming off as a pompous jerk? Is it possible to genuinely be interested in the needs of ... Read More


Smallman

How exposed are you to your competition?

Very and always. Right now as you read this someone somewhere in the World is thinking about how to get an order from one of your biggest cu ... Read More


Business People

Powers named Contractor of the Year Elaine Powers of Powers Heating & Air of Peachtree City was recently named 2015 Contractor of the Y ... Read More


No man is an island

“No man is an Island” wrote John Donne and yet too many firms – in particular those of an engineering persuasion and equa ... Read More

Attorney reflects on life of law in downtown Newnan

In life, we often look for those little telltale signs that pop up every so often. For Doug Dreyer, his popped up along the way to a job int ... Read More