Lorinda Rule started her career working with children in 1976 and started a state licensed childcare facilities in her home in 1987. In 1990 She met Tracy Bischoff. They realized how similar their lives were: They both married their high-school sweet hearts, both had 3 children and both were running successful childcare programs in their home .
They also realized that they had similar hopes and dreams about how important it is that children get the best possible loving care while fostering and facilitating their natural curiosity to learn and laugh through play. They wanted to present themselves as future leaders in establishing an organization where other early educators, like themselves, could come together for the joy of educating young children. They decided to join forces and in 1993 became “Growing With Pride”.
It was a natural progression after 3 years to move to a larger location. In 1996 they opened their first state licensed childcare center. After outgrowing that building in 2006, they were able to purchase the childcare center down the street from their current location and expanded their program to include infants and toddlers. One center was dedicated to the care of infants and toddlers, while the large building was developed for their preschool program.
In 2008 Growing With Pride established their Kindergarten program, and after an expansion of the building in 2011, were able to grow the Kindergarten Program and add an After-school Program.
In 2016 Tracy moved on to pursue other dreams and Lorinda became the sole owner of Growing With Pride.
In 2017 Growing With Prides facilities underwent an expansion and remodel, moving the location of the infant toddler programs to the main building with the preschool program. After 8 years of running a kindergarten program the decision was made to cancel the program and expand the after-school program into the other location renamed the "club house"
Childhood is such a short and magical time. Lorinda feels honored that she can be a part of it on a daily basis. Her goal has always been to develop a safe, loving environment where children can learn, love and laugh, to staff her program with wonderful and gifted people, and to create an extended family network for the families in the community.