Lisa Erickson and Tammy Bandstra didn’t just start a new business together, they made a dream come true on Aug. 27 when they opened the doors of Land of the Littles, a licensed in-home group child care facility at 3525 S. Elk Trail in Pere Marquette Township.
Bandstra and Erickson have been coworkers and friends since working together at Oaktree Academy in Hamlin Township. After they each left Oaktree for different reasons, they continued to talk about what they love to do — educating and caring for children.
“The timing was right. Lisa was looking for something new to do and I was very open to the idea of doing something new and when we were at Oaktree together — when we were in that 3-year-old classroom — we would dream of doing this. So we talked about it, but I didn’t think we were ever going to do it, honestly,” said Bandstra.
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