M & K Academy
Where: 2183 Anderson Ave., Covington, 30014 What they do: Provide child care and Pre-K services for children from 6 weeks of age to 12 years in age. M & K Academy also provides before and after school care. What’s unique: “We’ve been in business for 31 years and under the same family ownership all that time,” said owner Missy Blackshear. “The business has been passed from generation to generation… What’s unique is that my grandmother tried to bring my aunt and my mother here, but they didn’t allow black children, and now we own it. Years in business: The Blackshear family has owned the business for 31 years; the name just recently changed to M & K Academy (named after Missy Blackshear and Kristy Granger) after being known previously as Kiddie Korner. Favorite part of the business: “Just being part of a child’s life and knowing that this is where they come to be taken care of every day. The parents know they can trust us. For us, being in business so long, we’re seeing the people my grandparents kept and now we’re keeping their grandchildren.” For more information: (770) 788-8827. A new website is coming.