About Us

Auntie Connie's Creative Corner...Where art meets fun!

Auntie Connie’s Creative Corner (ACCC) was developed to incorporate artistic elements to the fun activities children enjoy, such as day/summer camp and parties. On February 2, 2019, Auntie Connie assisted with her niece's milestone birthday party with an "art project" theme. This motivated Auntie Connie’s to provide the same for other children. Then the rest was history!

Auntie Connie’s Creative Corner is a labor of love...the LOVE OF ART.

At the Creative Corner, we believe that “art is life” and therefore it is important that children of all ages are able to express their creative side in a multi-faceted way. This is why our activities include different types of visual and performing art activities. The power of creation for a child is part of their development. They can look at what they have drawn, painted, sang, acted, or danced to and appreciate their creative expression throughout the duration.

About_Us_main_Pic_edited.jpg

Auntie Connie believes that service is everything!

Auntie Connie’s educational philosophy is the foundation of the educational core values of our owner. Our philosophy is threefold: customer service, trust, and confidence.

Auntie Connie believes that trust and confidence from the families, community partners, and others we support is critical. With those two characteristics, we’ve left an outstanding impression on everyone we support or work with. Together with supportive families and our excellent staff, we can provide the best support for the children as well as their families.

Meet Auntie Connie

Ms. Constance A. Kinder affectionately called Auntie Connie serves as an Art Educator with Montgomery County Public Schools in Montgomery County Maryland.  She has been educating young people for the past 18 years in Prince George’s County, District of Columbia, and Montgomery County school systems. Within those 18 years, Auntie Connie has educated grades Pre-k through 12th in Art Education, and Special Education.  Within the last 7 years, she has obtained an endorsement of Administration Supervision as well as becoming knowledgeable in functional behavior management.

Auntie Connie is a native of Newark, New Jersey and Washington, DC has been her home for over 20 years.  She is a proud member of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. – Potomac Valley Section; Life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; as well an active member of The People’s Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to her professional ventures, academic pursuits, and organizational involvement, Auntie Connie is the daughter of Ruther M. Kinder and the late Robert L. Kinder and the proud mother of her daughter Brianna Antionette.

 

Auntie Connie is an alumni of Montclair State University (Upper Montclair, New Jersey), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, and Seton Hall University (South Orange, New Jersey), where she earned a Master of Arts in Corporate and Public Communications.  Currently, Auntie Connie is a doctoral candidate with Walden University (Minneapolis, Minnesota), pursuing a Doctorate of Public Administration.

 

Auntie Connie’s aspires to expand Auntie Connie’s Place Child Care Services, LLC.  This journey is a labor of love and leap of faith in which she does not take lightly. Her love for children and families has always been a direct and indirect part of her life.

 

Auntie Connie’s greatest accomplishment is her ability and effectiveness to meet parents and children where they are. Being able to have compassion and empathy when parents and/or children feel all hope is lost. Being transparent in such a way that trust is built and sustained is one of her most valuable assets.