With a “kids come first” motto, Eagles Nest Learning Center offers daycare for children six weeks old through age 12 at two locations in Newport News. Founded in 2005 by Pandora Carter along with her mother and business partner Bessie Parker, Eagles Nest is a licensed childcare provider born out of Pandora’s desire to help other parents have peace of mind knowing their children were being well cared for.
Pandora’s passion for childcare began while she was working for a healthcare insurance company and trying to determine the best options for her children. After hiring a nanny and experiencing the feeling of knowing her kids were in a great environment and flourishing, she wanted to share this feeling with other parents. Pandora and her mother purchased the first location at 605 Morris Drive, and she transitioned from her job to launch this entrepreneurial endeavor. In 2017, they opened another location at 3103 Jefferson Avenue in Brooks Crossing. Eagles Nest is a family affair with Carter family members playing an integral role in the operation of the business.
The centers offer daycare in four program areas that guide the child’s learning process. The infant program introduces activities and experiences that strengthen the infant’s physical, emotional, social and mental development. The Eagles Nest toddler program provides a social and active environment that promotes independence, and the preschool program offers children various types of learning experiences that help them transition on to public or private school. The school age program provides before and after school care, focusing on character building and decision-making activities.
Eagles Nest has 14 employees and each teacher is trained to create their own curriculum according to the age group they serve. The business will continue expanding by additional employees and another possible location in the region. To learn more about Eagles Nest Learning Center, visit their Facebook page.