Throughout the month of December the Alexandria SBDC will be highlighting some of our clients to get an inside scoop of what their holiday season looks like.
Name: Stephanie Harris
Business Name(s): Discovery Time Learning Center.
How long have you been in business in Alexandria? We opened our doors to children in families in 2014.
Tell me a little about your business(es): Discovery Time provides infant, toddler, and preschool care to families in the Del Ray community of Alexandria.
How did you first learn about the SBDC? I learned about SBDC before I opened our first location. I was a Teach For America middle school teacher at the time and would come to the SBDC during my breaks to get help with preparing to open my business.
Something unique you are doing this holiday season with your business(es): We celebrate the holidays by giving back to the community. This past Saturday we provided a grocery giveback, surprising families at the local grocery store by paying their grocery bill. Our team of teachers were all in purple and people kept asking, “who are the purple people?” 🙂
Favorite thing about the holiday season in Alexandria: Community.
Something you are thankful for: We are grateful for the team that supports our children and families each day.
Favorite Alexandria business to visit during the holidays (besides your own): Our families love to visit our neighbors at Swings coffee.
Favorite holiday tradition: We put the big red mailbox out front of the school where children can drop off their letters for Santa!
How people can find you (website, social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn):
Website – www.DiscoveryTimeLearning.com