In 1978, Diann Safrit opened Lovin’ Inn Day Care as a small, in-home child care center, which developed a reputation as a high-quality center. It steadily grew and and by 1988, the site was no longer large enough to meet the new demand. In that same year, Diann moved to a new location, the current location.
With the move to North Main also came a new name: South Rowan Academy of Child Development. The name reflected a new and expanded mission. We are much more than just a day care. South Rowan Academy (SRA) is an educational and developmental center. Our goal is to build a foundation that would greatly increase each child’s chances of being a successful student, and eventually, a successful citizen of our society.
We have enjoyed a reputation as one of the finest child care centers in the area. We are a four-star facility that combines the benefits of a daycare and a preschool. A two to five-star rating means the facility has voluntarily met higher program standards and higher staff education levels.
We offer full-time care with quality curriculum and teachers with early childhood credentials. We have expanded classrooms and now have one state-funded NC Pre-K program and three Before/After school programs (two are off site).
Diann Safrit is the owner, the director is their daughter, Amanda Earnhardt. Her son, Chad Safrit, is the lead teacher of the NC Pre-K classroom.