The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Rutgers-Newark is the premier provider of strategic, growth focused business training and technical assistance services to established small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs. With the Center’s motto to offer the “Right Strategy, Smart Growth, Infinite Possibilities” supports our mission to help entrepreneurs and business owners start and grow sustainable, successful small business through the delivery of appropriate training and technical assistance services and programs.
Dana Kearney is the, CEO/Founder of Village Babies Development Center, LLC. Village Babies Development Center was established in March 2005, shortly after Dana’s son Jaelen was born. She was unable to find an early childhood center that she felt would meet the expectations that her and and her husband needed for Jaelen. As a registered nurse, she decided to work the weekends and care for and educate Jaelen at home and started doing the same for two of her neighbor’s that had the same challenges. At that moment VBDC was birthed. Within 4 years, she developed from a registered in-home daycare with five children to a free-standing early childhood development center that provides up to 165 children with a hierarchy of personal needs, social/emotional skills and an education that is individualized.