My name is Becky Battaglia Goodman. I have been married to my husband David, since November 1994. We meet in college at WOU. Due to financial hardships, I quit school and started working, I worked as a school bus driver for many years before deciding to be a daycare provider. I am the mother of two daughters, Mikayla & Monica Goodman. I started my childcare business in 2000, after I was having a difficult time finding quality and affordable childcare that opened early in the morning. My oldest daughter was two years old, and I made the decision to start a new adventure.
After a successful two years, our daycare was busting at the seems. We found our forever home on 212th off of Burnside. Over the years, we have remodeled it to be the perfect home business. We have 1000 SQ foot of daycare space on one side and almost 1000 SQ foot of home on the other side of the house. In 2006, I decided to upgrade my license to be a certified family childcare that allowed us to be licensed to care for up to 16 children, with employees to help us care for the children.
Our Business has grown a lot as a daycare over the years. Our name was Goodman Family Childcare LLC, and in 2008 we decided, we had out grown that name and it did not say what we offer fully. So we also purchased the name, Amazing Minds Learning Center. We didn't want to change everything, so we merged the names for unity.
I got my Child Development Associates Degree and my AAOT. I transferred to EOU to finish my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education and Development. I graduated for EOU, in December 2013. It was a long journey to get my education. I am so proud of myself and so thankful to my husband and children for supporting me to accomplish a huge goal, I made a long time ago.
In 2016, we opened a second location, Amazing Minds 2 and David my husband operates that school, and it specializes in Infant and Toddler care. We turned Amazing Minds 1 into a preschool program. The two programs are about 5 houses away from each other.
We also have two special members to family, our chocolate lab, named Princess Leia, and Shihtz/Lapso, named Teddy Bear.
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