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Location: CCDC-City, 5 Star Facility

Address: 1325 Faith Rd. Salisbury, N.C.

Contact: (704) 633-0016

Melinda "Mindi" Rhodie, Director

Mindi was born and raised in Salisbury, NC and moved to Spencer in 2010. She has two daughters, Chloe and Peyton, and have had the privilege of fostering 37 children over the past eight years. Mindi married her husband, Anthony, in 2015 and they are currently in the process of adopting their foster son, Eli. She earned an Associate's and Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education and was awarded a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Management, Leadership, and Administration. Mindi has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 15 years. She began he career as a floater and was quickly promoted to a lead teacher position then worked up to an Assistant Director position. Mindi joined the CCDC team in January 2017. She is a member of the National Council on Family Relations and the Finance Officer and Interim Secretary to the Board on behalf of Hope4Us, a non-profit community action organization committed to creating a stronger community by engaging in positive, supportive relationships with others. She believes children learn best when they know they are loved and being cared for. As early childhood educators, we set the stage for children's growth and development. This is why it is imperative we reach and teach children exactly where they are, forming lasting relationships that help them become lifelong learners.