Abounding in Faith

Abounding Faith interiorCENTRAL REGION
$382,500 FCLF financing for purchase & renovation 
3,903 sq ft childcare facility
78 children served

For low-wage working families, childcare expenses can be daunting, and quality care is especially hard to find for those working nights or other irregular hours. The lack of affordable childcare in rural Polk County, Florida, led Katina Campbell to found Abounding in Faith in 2013, which operates 2 childcare facilities. Abounding in Faith (AIF) states as its mission: “to make sure your children are our first priority, treated with respect regardless of age, size, or race, loved and nurtured; making sure they reach their full potential by facilitating growth and development.”

A former nurse, Ms. Campbell has a passion not just for the children in her care but for the entire families; AIF centers provide transportation to appointments, assistance with applications for public assistance, attendance at sports events, and various other services to meet needs that arise. AIF secures grant funding for these additional activities. The centers are licensed and inspected by State and County officials, and all workers are certified.

With financing from Florida Community Loan Fund (FCLF), AIF will purchase and renovate its currently leased building that houses Miss K’s Enrichment Center in the town of Eagle Lake, Florida. This acquisition includes adjacent vacant land where AIF hopes to develop affordable rental housing in the future.

With hours from 6:45am to 11:45pm, 7 days a week, Miss K’s offers quality childcare to 78 children and assists their families whenever possible. With 97% of families receiving subsidies through the Department of Education and the Early Learning Coalition of Polk County, Abounding in Faith is able to prepare children from low-income families to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Abounding Faith exterior

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