Early Education Professionals are heroes. We are proud to spotlight Lil People’s Childcare, Family Child Care Home.

Lil People’s Childcare, Family Child Care Home, opened February 2021 in Raeford, NC. Shawna McArthur is the owner/operator. Previously, Shawna worked at Forever Kids Preschool and Daycare in Raeford for 20 years. Shawna is fortunate to have a few local child care operators mentor her, including her mother Linda Locklear (owner of Kids of Character in Raeford).  Since opening, parents have been very happy with Shawna’s interactions with the children. They have noticed growth in their children in the areas of language and development over a short amount of time.

Through technical assistance received by Partnership for Children of Cumberland County on the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale, Shawna has set goals to make improvements in her program. Some of the improvements include promoting diversity, provisions for comfort, and expansion of the outdoor learning environment for active physical play. Shawna’s ultimate goal is to move from her current 4-star rating to a 5-star.

Learn more about the Early Care and Educational Professionals and Program at Lil People’s Childcare, Family Child Care Home.