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Patrice, Ali, Tyson & TJ

Providence Moves | Fall 2014 Spotlight | photo gallery | article and photos by Julie Williams Dixon | "The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come … [Read more...]


Recipe for Success | Summer 2013 Spotlight | Three-year-old Miles Johnston is  working in the play kitchen, mixing a  bowl of plastic coins with a spoon before  placing the dish into an oven. His parents  have shown up unexpectedly in his  Jordan Center classroom, but Miles stays  on task. He’s got a dish to prepare. He  closes the oven door, twists a red dial to  set his baking time, and then turns  around to beam a delighted smile at  Abby … [Read more...]

Charlie & Calvin

Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | Danielle Anderson didn’t grow up in a loving family, and she wanted to give her sons everything she didn’t have as a child. But it wasn’t working out that way as she found herself adjusting to life as a newly single parent and growing uncomfortable with the quality of her sons’ in-home daycare. Above all else, Danielle wanted Charlie, 15 months, and Calvin, 10 weeks, to spend their days in the best care … [Read more...]


Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | Four-year-old Matthew is the brown-eyed poster boy for a tiny foundation that won a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Challenge grant last year. Appearing in a YouTube video about alternating hemiplegia of childhood (AHC), he drew enough online votes to catapult the AHC Foundation into a winning position from its No. 235 start. Matthew’s video was viewed the world over, and he was locally famous as the boy with a … [Read more...]


Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | Four-year-old Jayden came to the Jordan Center in August 2010 through More At Four (now the N.C. Pre-Kindergarten Program). That winter his parents, Lisa and John Bynum, told him a new sibling was on the way. The news was especially joyful since the couple had lost two babies, one before and one after Jayden’s birth. But their happy anticipation turned to alarm when Lisa’s water broke during her 24th … [Read more...]

CeCe & Maggie

Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | CeCe and Maggie were 3 and 1, respectively, when they were found alone in a dilapidated house and placed into foster care with the Clark family. Deanna Clark remembers the day the girls arrived on her doorstep dirty, frail and frightened. CeCe refused to come to her or speak to her. But none of that mattered to Deanna and Eric Clark. “We fell in love with them,” Deanna says. The couple placed the … [Read more...]

The Hill Family

Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | The 2001 opening of the Jordan Center was perfect timing for the Hill family. Gaye and Rick Hill were looking for new childcare for their oldest daughter, Naomi, then 2, when they scheduled a tour. The environment—“enriching, nurturing and loving”—was a great fit for their daughter, Gaye says, and they enrolled right away. In the decade since, the Jordan Center has been a great fit for all three of the … [Read more...]

The Moore Family

Jordan Center | Fall 2011 Spotlight | The Moore family is musically inclined, and 6-year-old Caleb is no exception. His brother, Ari, taught him to play the drums when he was 3, and now Caleb is the sole drummer at the family’s church. Caleb’s mother, LaShanda Brewington, enrolled him in More At Four (now the N.C. Pre-Kindergarten Program) at the Jordan Center to prepare him for kindergarten. But it wasn’t long before teachers picked up on … [Read more...]