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Barbara Collins

Barbara Collins

Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center

Professional Bio

I am the executive director at Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center of Buckhead. We are a faith based, non-profit child care center that provides early education to children from six-weeks of age to school age. We operate a GA Pre-K class and are a 1-STAR Quality Rated center. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Theatre and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Adult Learners. I have worked in the early childhood field since 1982 where I have held positions as a teacher, child care director, regional director, professional development director, and GA pre-k coordinator. I am currently an adjunct instructor in the early care department at GA Piedmont Technical College. I also am a GA state approved child care trainer. I have been affiliated with GCCA since 2005 as a member and have attended several legislative events sponsored by GCCA. I am married and the mother of 3 children (2 daughters and a son) and 3 grandchildren (2 boys and a girl). I am an avid Atlanta football fan and basically love all sports (although I don’t play any). I enjoy traveling, watching food network channel, and love, love, love watching old sitcoms (I Love Lucy, Leave It to Beaver).

Center

Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center Open Arms Lutheran Child Development Center
4000 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30342
United States of America
404.256.1330
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Education:
Walden University 2012 Master of Arts
Committee Particpation
Professional Development Committee