The Children’s Center

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Name of person featured: Patricia Ellsworth

Name of business: The Children’s Center

Address: 700 Campbell Ave.

Phone number of business: 562-6806

Operating hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nature of Business: Early intervention services, pediatric therapy, child care and early Head Start

Year Founded: 1983

Number of employees: 135

How’s business going: Business is going great. The Children’s Center recently completed an Early Head Start expansion project at the Texie Camp Marks Center in Franklin. The center is in the middle of a building project at the Suffolk Children’s Center to create more space for the Early Head Start program

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: Early education is very important to children. From birth to three years are the most important years of learning.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: We offer early intervention to families.

Your first job: A supermarket cashier

Your role model (in business or in life generally) and why: My mother, because through all life’s trials she put God first and encouraged the children to do the same.

The key to a successful business is: To know your clients and to serve them to the best of your ability.