A Child’s University Makes The INC. Magazine Hire Power List

CRANSTON, RI -Rhode Island’s own A Child’s University was just named to the number four spot in the nation on INC. Magazine’s Hire Power Award and represents the only business in Rhode Island to be included in this category.  As an industry leader in the $2 million to $5 million dollar classification, the nationally accredited institution has provided services to thousands of families over the last decade and has close to 100 employees in the State of Rhode Island.

Lead by Lynsey Colgan, who also accepted the Rhode Island Small Business Journals’ 2014 Entrepreneurial Woman To Watch Award earlier last week, the company has experienced tremendous growth and success by adhering to its core values: continuous improvement, dedication to the highest quality, and commitment to those it serves.  As both a Rhode Island “40 Under Forty” winner and the person at the helm of a company that recently garnered a “Best Places to Work in RI” award, Lynsey knows a thing or two about leading people.

“Treat people with respect, do the right thing, and commit yourself to the highest quality on all levels.  Never stop pushing to make everything the best it can be,” says Colgan.  When asked her secret to success, Colgan replied, “Just don’t get stagnant in life – in anything.  Keep growing, keep pushing for better.  Keep making changes and adjustments and striving to give the best product or service you can possibly give.  That is what your customers deserve – your best.  They are giving you their time and their money.  Anything less than your absolute best and you aren’t respecting them or treating them fairly.  Be a person of integrity.”

The native Rhode Islander developed the business from scratch with a small staff of just three in 2002.  It has since grown to multiple locations which include a million-dollar-plus expansion project at their Cranston facility that was completed earlier this year.  “Growth can be scary because there are many unknowns as you press forward.  When you take risks, yes, you might encounter small instances of failure.  But, if you don’t take risks and you stay stagnant, you are guaranteed to fail.”

In addition to a spot on the national list, A Child’s University also captured a spot alongside Alex and Ani, Swipely, and six other Rhode Island businesses that all received recognition from INC. Magazine in the statewide rankings.

“It is an honor to be among other dedicated and growing companies.  We are in different industries, but the focus is the same – giving people only our best.  That’s the type of dedication that creates jobs.”

For more information, kindly visit www.AChildsUniversity.com

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