Love’s Daycare Center


(912) 764-5860

Lorine started Love’s Daycare 14 years ago after realizing that her opportunity to advance to a Supervisor at a sewing factory in Statesboro, GA was limited. But, Lorine saw a business opportunity unfold right before her eyes. She noticed that several co-workers were looking for a structured childcare facility in which to leave their children, instead of with family members and friends. Lorine left her job of 13 years with the intention of filling that need.

She used profit sharing from her factory job to help pay for the equipment and supplies that she and her husband needed to start a day care business. They opened with three children, the maximum allowed without a license at that time. They saw a growth opportunity in this industry which led them to add a new room onto their home; Lorine enrolled in childcare classes and made necessary arrangements to be licensed by the State of Georgia to keep 18 children.

After reaching full capacity, the Loves applied for a micro loan to remodel a building they purchased two years earlier. SBAC referred them to the Georgia Southern Small Business Development Center where Lori Durden assisted Lorine with writing her business plan. SBAC made a MicroLoan to the Loves for this project. After the remodeling is complete, she will double her current capacity and hire one full time and one part-time employee, giving her 3 employees total. “The MicroLoan has played a big part in completing our second building,” says Lorine.

Lorine, her staff and the children welcome your visit, and tell them that SBAC sent you.