Elizabeth Sanchez

Name: I Excel Childcare
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

When Elizabeth Sanchez worked for Citigroup in New York City, she was
presented with a challenge. Her son was about to head off to elementary school, but she couldn't find any after-school care that included transportation. Instead of waiting for one to come along, she decided to open her own. The first time Ms. Sanchez came to UCEDC was back in 2005. She had just opened her first I Excel Childcare center in Perth Amboy, and within two months, she was at capacity. She needed cash flow to hire additional staff and obtain
more furniture and materials for all of the children she was now providing care for. Fifteen years later and she's currently on her third Microloan with UCEDC. Ms. Sanchez now operates two locations, cares for over two hundred kids from infant to thirteen, and employs more than 25 people. She has gladly mentored others who have opened childcare facilities in her area. She cares about her community and knows how great a need there is for quality care. She even has a counselor-in-training program for children who have aged out of the childcare program and want some work experience. Her most recent loan is being used to train and certify her employees in both locations.