As one day care business left to open in its own building, Blaine’s Abundant Life Church welcomed in a new day care provider.
Abundant Life Preschool and Learning Center, 1105 117th Ave. NE, obtained its license from the Minnesota Department of Human Services on Oct. 3. The day care has enough space for 49 infants, toddlers and preschool students.
According to the director, Mike Nosser, there are five children enrolled as of Oct. 24 and he is trying to get the word out that Abundant Life Church still has a day care service. There are currently five part-time teachers.
New Creations Child Care and Learning Center had been at Abundant Life Church for the past five years, but left in August when the owners opened a new building they had constructed in Blaine.
Similar to New Creations, Abundant Life Preschool and Learning Center will serve children from the ages of 6 weeks old to 5 years old.
And similar to the New Creations owners when they started out five years ago, Nosser is new to running a day care business. His background is in higher education. Most recently he was vice president of student development for North Central University in Minneapolis for almost 20 years.
Nosser, a member of Abundant Life Church, has four sons and one daughter. His family lost their Columbus home to a fire in the middle of April but they were able to move into a home across the street.
“I love kids. I love parenting. I love education and I love being part of the church,” Nosser said. “I thought, what can I do to bring all these things together and pay the bills, and what I came up with was starting a day care at our church.”