In 1991, Malinda Margiotta recognized the need for major changes in the way children were cared for in the US, and she rose to the challenge. She designed and built a state-of-the-art facility, compiled a staff of quality professionals led by a fabulous management team, and ABC Childcare Center was born. Ms. Malinda built a lasting legacy in the childcare world and is considered by many to have raised the bar for quality childcare in the nation.
In 2004, ABC’s second location in Lake Harveston, ABC Childcare Village, opened. ABC Childcare Village is operated by Ms. Angel and Mr. Shawn.
In the beginning of 2020, Ms. Malinda retired, and Ms. Angel and Mr. Shawn now operate both locations. Angel and Shawn continue the legacy of high-quality childcare and commitment to excellence that ABC has always been known for.
The ABC difference is tangible when you walk through their doors and in the day-to-day operations. All are welcome to visit either of their locations to tour and meet any of their teachers or administrative staff. Their classrooms and age specific play yards foster a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for every child in their care.
Something else that sets ABC apart is their accreditation through the NAEYC. ABC was one of the first and largest centers in Southern California to be accredited. They were also the first and one of the only centers to implement a mildly ill care room called their Chicken Soup Room!
It has been said that loyalty breeds loyalty, and Malinda and Angel are always striving to do what’s best for not only the children, but the staff and families as well.
Some of ABC’s more remarkable achievements include:
- Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, 1996- Malinda Margiotta
- Ernst & Young’s Inland Empire Entrepreneur of the Year, 2000- Malinda Margiotta
- Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Platinum Business of the Year, 2000
- Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce Platinum Business of the Year, 2016
- National Director of the year (chosen from over 1000 candidates nationwide!)-Malinda Margiotta
- Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2020
- Citizen of the Year 2021-Malinda Margiotta
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