In October of 1984 Lexington Playcare Center (LPC) opened its doors and became the second full day child care center in Lexington. Back then we were licensed for 24 children and even though each slot was full from day one, we were on a very tight shoestring budget. Inside we had tables, chairs and a few toys. Outside we had a fenced-in grassy area. We barely had paper to color on! But we did have (and still have!) devoted teachers and involved parents. Thanks to those amazing people, LPC became a happy, creative, successful school right from the start!
In 1985 we doubled our enrollment and added toys, art supplies, a climbing structure, and we absolutely gave up on grass! Now all these years later, I think about how children grow older and leave us to enter Kindergarten. And sometimes a teacher leaves us to have a baby or move. But as faces change, the core of LPC stays the same. We have fun here. It’s a warm, happy, inclusive environment. Some days I might say it’s downright magical!