Kathy Ryrko, Liz Bailey and Brenda Ruthven have no trouble remembering September 1989, when the Geneva General Child Care Center got off to a rather inauspicious start.
“This building was behind schedule,” Ryrko said. “We were in the hospital basement conference room for a short time, and then moved in here about two weeks later.”
To say things improved over time would be an understatement. And as Ryrko, Bailey, Ruthven and their co-workers celebrate the 30th anniversary of what is now the Jim Dooley Center for Early Learning, they are hoping to see many of the children — and now adults — they cared for over three decades.