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Daycare has new owners
Linda Morical, director and co-owner of The Children's Center
Day Care at 318 E. Park St. in North Bend, has announced the sale of the
business. Mark and Ruth Granberg will become the new owners at the end of
The Children's Center has cared for hundreds of Valley children
between 2 and 11 years of age over the last 15 years. It has operated out of
its Park Street location for the past 11 years.
"We started out as a family day care home in 1985 in the Silver
Creek area of North Bend," Morical said. "For the last three years, we've
been caring exclusively for children in kindergarten through fifth-grade.
"Ruth has an extensive background in childcare," Morical
continued. "In 1985 she also began providing early childhood education
"Since then Ruth has been a teacher for toddlers and
preschoolers. She has been a nanny and, for the
last seven years, has owned and operated her own daycare in Seattle."
Mark Granberg is the head golf pro at the TPC-Snoqualmie Ridge
golf course. He has an extensive operational, managerial and
"Mark's expertise is very similar to mine, as Ruth's experience is
to Linda's," said Gary Morical, co-owner and administrator of The
Children's Center. "We could not have found
better people to continue providing daycare services to our
"Linda and I know our children and their parents will be very
pleased with Mark and Ruth."
Following the sale the Moricals intend to move to Richmond,
British Columbia, where most of their family live. The Granbergs and their
children will move into the family living quarters above the daycare center. For
information on their future plans and services, call (425) 831-7966.