M & K Academy

The Covington News - - Business -

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.

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