Ms. Ronnetta Morris, Founder and CEO of A Mother’s Touch Child Development Centers was born and raised in a small town called Beaufort, North Carolina. As a young child, Ronnetta witnessed the struggles her mother endured as a single parent managing a home, a career and her children. In an effort to gain access to stronger career opportunities, her mother moved to Wake County, North Carolina. However, like many positions even today, the long work days created obstacles in finding quality care.
Ms. Ronnetta recalls her mother striving to be everything for everyone, yet always falling short because the traditional systems just didn’t apply to the dynamics of their world. Although her mother was employed in the banking industry, Friday’s were the toughest. Unfortunately, banks closed at 6 pm on Fridays, just as the majority of the child care programs in the area did. It was then that the hope, and dream to provide families like hers with the opportunity for quality extended child care began. She wanted to own and operate her own child care center, one that would support the non traditional work hours of those seeking a better life.
After completing High School, Ms. Ronnetta immediately enrolled into a Childhood Administration program to complete her degree. She was determined to understand the true needs of her children, their families and the communities she would one day serve. She also wanted to gain the knowledge needed to ensure her programs would be successful so she could provide a safe haven for families throughout Raleigh, North Carolina.
In 2000, Mrs. Ronnetta opened her first in-home child care program and today she is the proud owner of three locations; 2 centers in a residence for 12 children per shift, and 1 commercial facility, all located in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 20 years of dedicated support and commitment to her families, Mrs. Ronnetta’s goal is to continue providing families with quality extended child care programs within the Triangle and Triad areas as well as a possible migration into South Carolina and Georgia.