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

Shared Wisdom

If not you, then who?

Editor’s note: The Times-Herald in the Shared Wisdom feature is including thoughts from several past Coweta Citizens of the Year, incl ... Read More


Business Briefs

New Dollar General stores open New Dollar General stores have opened in Sharpsburg on Ga. Hwy. 54 and in Newnan on Dodson Street at Martin ... Read More


Business People

Murphy joins Josey, Young and Brady Jennifer Leigh Murphy has begun her real estate career with Josey, Young and Brady Realty in Newnan. M ... Read More


Steakholders

Owners offer ‘authentic’ Philly experience

There’s something to be said about regional food. Across the United States, locals often take the utmost pride in cuisine that is cons ... Read More


Owner, Vinyl Chatter

60 Seconds with Debra Odell

What inspired you to open a store like Vinyl Chatter and what makes it so unique? My daughter, Kristina, inspired me to open a store after ... Read More

AAMCO breaks ground for Coweta training center

AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, officially broke ground in Coweta County in ... Read More