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About The Mustard Seed

I am often asked how the name of our Center came about and I love to share why I chose the name: The Mustard Seed.

In May 2004, I resigned my position as a weekday preschool director for a local church. My husband and I spoke about the possibility of opening a Christian-based facility. After much prayer and with the support of my family and friends, we felt God was calling us to step out in faith. In November of 2004, we purchased our property on Popps Ferry Road. After renovating the existing building we opened our doors on January 3, 2005, with 28 children and five staff members.


I was also sensitive to God wanting me to operate a Center that was a ministry to children and their families––a place of lovingkindness.


"He told them another parable: 'The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches."
~ Matthew 13: 31-32 21

In this parable Jesus used three features of the mustard seed to help us understand the kingdom of God: the size of the seed, the size of plant it produces, and the rapid growth rate it experiences. In the same way, the smallest of children come to us and as we partner together with their parents we see them grow, change, and mature at tremendous rates.

We also see in Scripture that the seed produces a tree that provides a place of protection, provision, and love. Every day, we strive to provide that kind of place for our parents and the children in our care.

Eight months after we opened Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The Center sustained little damage and we reopened in two weeks. The need came for us to expand leading to a 1200 sq. ft. addition in June 2006, allowing us us to increase our enrollment to 50 children and nine staff members. Then, in July 2010, we added another 600 sq. ft. to our facility providing reception, office, and storage space. We are blessed!

Along with the building addition in 2010, we rolled out our new corporate identification including logo, marketing, materials, newsletters, and more. The crayons in the logo express our passion to provide the best quality education possible for Mustard Seed Kids to launch into the elementary years as exceptionally as possible. The plants represent each of the programs offered at The Mustard Seed––from infants through fours. They also capture the wonderful growth we are privileged to witness in the children as they develop and "sprout" into healthy and developmentally sharp individuals. We have lovingly dubbed each program concurrent with a plant's growth.

  • Seedlings: Ones
  • Sprouts: Twos
  • Shoots: Threes
  • Vines: Fours

    It's a fun way to classify each group of classrooms and also serves as a constant reminder that the children never stop growing, need constant nurturing, and continual challenges in order to thrive.

    We have been truly blessed by the children we serve, their families and, by God. If you are considering The Mustard Seed for your child, we hope you will consider joining our family.

    Joyfully,


    Nancy Wielgosz
    Director

 
         
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