Florence County First Steps childcare provider award goes to Blyther
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence County First Steps awarded Elonda Blyther with the 2019 Center Childcare Provider of the Year Award.
Blyther is the director of the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy and has been in the early childhood field for 21 years. She earned an associate degree in Early Childhood Education and is working on a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies.
From an early age, Blyther knew that she wanted to be an educator. Her mother – who started out as an early childcare educator but did not stick with it – was the biggest inspiration.
“Seeing her passion in how she worked with her students sent the desire to me,” Blyther said. “Even though her final service was taking care of the elderly, it still bridges her purpose of taking care of others, which left a permanent spot etched in my heart for ensuring quality care.”