Lynn Oswald, Director
NCCC Small Business
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, New York 14132
Phone: 716- 210-2515
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Entrepreneurial Success Stories
Sweet Angels Daycare & Preschool, Owner Kelly Doel
At Sweet Angels the goal is clear, to offer a "Fun Learning Experience" for children of all ages, aiding in the foundation of social and academic success
As a new mom in the late nineties, Kelly Doel was working as a supervising nurse coordinator in an assisted living home. She found herself unable to put her son to bed at night because of the hours worked and quickly learned this was not the profession for her. So in 1999 Kelly started a Family Day Care in her home; she could care for her son and work in a field that was more than rewarding. Every night when she would put her son to bed she would say, "Good Night, Sweet Angel." So when deciding to open a day care it only seemed appropriate to call it Sweet Angels.
It wasn't long before Kelly expanded her family daycare into a group family daycare licensed through New York State. In 2003 Kelly decided it was time to expand and open Sweet Angels Daycare, Inc. on Dysinger Road in Lockport. Due to the center's continued growth, in 2010 Sweet Angels Daycare rented additional space and expanded to expand their capacity. With quality childcare in our communities in high demand a second Sweet Angels location was opened on Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda in September 2011. Sweet Angels includes age appropriate programs to aide in children's growth and development; programs include Sign Language, Spanish, Nutrition and Fitness, Martial Arts and Gymnastics. Both centers offer quality childcare and education to families in the community and provide quality care in a safe, loving environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
The environment at Sweet Angels is hands-on, educational, and of course, FUN. Kelly continues to keep her LPN license current, another service offered to families. Having an on call nurse during business hours has been an asset to the facility. Parents have often been pleased and impressed as this service provides them with an increased sense of security.
Sweet Angels developed a training program for local centers providing the necessary training to ensure both New York State standards and the needs of children are met. Kelly works with organizations in Niagara County including: Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, Niagara University, Niagara Cerebral Palsy, Niagara County Health Department, WNY Epilepsy Association, Rapids Volunteer Fire Department of Lockport, St. Jude, United Way, and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center had the pleasure of working with Kelly Doel and Sweet Angels as she opened her second location in N. Tonawanda. The Niagara SBDC was pleased to name Kelly Doel and Sweet Angels as the NCCC Apex award winner of 2014. Each Year the Niagara SBDC presents the Apex Award to one of our clients that we feel defines success. This isn't just based on revenue growth but on how the business treats its customers and employees and how it supports its community. Kelly Doel truly cares about her community and its children.