Congratulations Jenny Vincente, Roxbury, MA
“A successful woman is she who never gave up on the journey to success.”- Gift Gugu Mona
As an immigrant, especially with children, America could be a challenging place, however, determination and hard work is key to success. That’s the story of Jenny, proud owner of Marjelis Family Day Care.
The Latin community culture has a unique connection to babies and businesses. Jenny’s business name, Marjelis, comes from combining the names of her children, Marvin and Jeliné. They were the source of her inspiration to start a business dedicated to helping other mothers.
As a hard-working mother, spouse, and businesswoman, Jenny understands the transformation of society and the growing need for childcare services across Massachusetts. "God has been good to me, good to us. I am thankful for the knowledge and the opportunity to start and grow this business, which is my passion and a beautiful therapy because I learn and receive a lot of affection and priceless moments from each child."
Jenny is currently working on obtaining her associate degree in Child Development from Urban College. She has the CDA credentials and has worked hard in increasing her knowledge from the many workshops that she has taken. “The workshops have helped me a lot to value my work and I have been able to manage my business and provide better costumer services”. She has also received training from LISC. She was able to learn how to better advertise her business. LISC helped her to understand technology for her business and how to use the different web platforms that could help her strengthen her business.
Thanks to all the experience, training, and space transformation, Jenny has been approved for extended hours, providing services from 5 A.M until Midnight to her community. This is a non-traditional schedule to enable parents to work in their everyday schedule without sacrificing wages and their children's ability to receive care and help with homework.
During the pandemic, when the state of Massachusetts made the call that the state needed more childcare to be open. She was one of the providers to open her doors for first responders. She is always there and willing to help others no matter what. One of the assistance that helped her keep her daycare open and received more kids during the pandemic was the C3 grants. It allowed her to have more flexibility in spending and also hire more staff to help.
Jenny is a firm believer in the power of education and has seen her children succeed, with her oldest already graduating from Columbia University, and her youngest, a high school senior, on her way to college. They both have been their inspiration, and she believes that because of her family's support, she has been able to move forward and bring that caring vision into her business.
Jenny's passion is to support working families by providing exceptional daycare services with an excellent curriculum, amenities, and a safe environment. She has been in a family-owned business since 2008. The childcare, centered in Roxbury, Massachusetts, provides children's pre-school and after-school programs. The program's goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the kids. In addition, it encourages them to develop their physical, social, and emotional skills.
She believes that there should be more accessible childcare to accommodate parents with their work hours. Her passion is to work with kids and providing services to parents that need it.