About Us

About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. 

Read to learn the history and experience behind our center.


At Grand Beginnings Children's Center Inc, our teachers use the Creative Curriculum to meet every aspect of your child's developmental needs. Through this path your child will shine!


Every child is welcome in our facilities. Our focus is on growing and teaching children to be the absolute best they can be. Read more about our story below!


As a STAR 4 facility, the safety and environment your children are in is the most important aspect. We ensure our teachers and facilities are safe and secure to ensure your peace of mind.

Our story

Grand Beginnings Children’s Center Inc. opened on September 3, 1991.  Since then, we’ve doubled in size and opened another location on August 18th, 2003. We are open year round, Monday – Friday, from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. We close for major holidays – New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and that Friday and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Our Staff

Grand Beginnings’ teachers are dedicated people who possess the skills and training to create engaging environments that will help your child reach his or her potential. All of Grand Beginnings’ teachers have a B.S. in Education, an A.A. in Education or a CDA. All teachers have experience in working with children. Everyone completes a training program of Grand Beginnings Children’s Center Inc. standards and expectations as well as obtaining a minimum of 24 hours annually of child-related training. Everyone is certified in Pediatric First Aid.

  • Peg Gulas - Owner and Executive Director Since 1991
  • Lori Shirley - East Director - Employed Since 1994
  • Barb Lieb - West Director - Employed Since 2018
  • Raeann Davis - Business Manager - Employed Since 2012
  • Carrie Semsick - School Age Supervisor - Employed Since 1995
  • Lynn Moore - Preschool Supervisor - Employed Since 2001
  • Lori Fackler - Infant/Toddler Supervisor - Employed Since 2007

We are a Keystone STAR 4 Facility. Click below for more information.