About Us

Our Philosophy

It is the philosophy of the Developing Minds Quality Infant & Child Care Center that early childhood be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery.  A daily program at the Center will provide  an atmosphere that encourages  all areas of development:  physical, mental,  emotional,  social and creative.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support our children in reaching their highest developmental, social and academic potential. We strive to give them the tools that will allow them to proceed successfully in their next level of education. We build their confidence to a level of nothing but success. We will encourage parents that their participation is "KEY" to their child's educational success.


The Developing Minds Center provides group child care for children between 6 weeks and 5 years of age. The Center is open for operation year-round, Monday through Friday from 6:00am to 6:30pm, except designated  holidays  and closings  due to inclement  weather.

The Center is licensed to operate only between the hours of 6:00am and 6:30pm. This means children should arrive and depart from the Center between  these hours only. Our operating staff cannot admit anyone prior to 6:00am


Our Administrative Director

LaTia Smith is the Owner and Administrative Director of Developing Minds Quality Infant and Child Care Center, Inc.  LaTia has worked in the child care industry since the age of 15 and for over 25 years.  Ms. Smith has three beautiful children, a dedicated Mother (Victoria Harris) and great supporting family and friends.

Developing Minds was established on September 30, 1996. The day the center opened, only  two children were enrolled and four staff members were employed.  In 2001, Developing Minds had to relocate to a larger center that allowed it to care for infants and toddlers.  The center grew from 2 children in 1996 to 144 children in 2002 and then to 176 children and 36 staff members in 2014  The center continues to prosper and offer impeccable service.  Developing Minds have over 75 years of experience amongst its staff.  It is the philosophy of the Developing Minds Quality Infant and Child Care Center that early childhood education can be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery.  The daily program for the center provides an atmosphere that encourages all areas of development: physical, mental, emotional, social and creative. click here to read more from our client Testimonials



“I have always had pride in myself and my staff. Because of this, I will only deliver EXCELLENCE  to all of my children.  I truly feel that the staff and children at the center are an extension of my own loving family and I’ll continue to do all I can to help every child at Developing Minds continue to “reach for the stars!” LaTia L. Smith, CEO/Administrative Director”