About the Owners            

Anita & Darren Merriweather own Children R A Blessing Childcare, and they both oversee the daily operations of the daycare.


Anita Merriweather 

  has successfully owned and operated a home day care for more than 18 years. She has received over 30 college credit hours in early childhood development, as well as yearly workshops training classes in early childhood education. She enjoys reading Christian literature, studying the bible, and spending quality time with her family.

She received a certificate in word processing from the Illinois School of Commerce and worked for 7 years as a billing specialist for Loyola University Health System. Anita is married to a wonderful man of God and became a House Wife for five years before receiving a vision to open her home child care. Anita also holds certificates in First-Aid & CPR. Her future plans are to expand the daycare business with new day care centers in the Chicagoland area. She believes that if you are faithful over a little, God will make you ruler over much.

Darren Merriweather Sr

  is co-owner of Children "R" A Blessing Childcare and has worked and supported Anita over the 16 years of operation. He has received 30 college credit hours in early childhood development, and is currently in his final year as a undergraduate student at Regent University majoring in Organizational Leadership & Management.  Darren has 20 years of service/retail management experience, one year experience as a project manager for Children "R" A Blessing Daycare Inc, and he received a certification in food service management in 2002.

Darren enjoys working with technology, world news, watching and playing golf, football, and basketball, and exercising. He also enjoys sharing the Gospel, and spending quality time with family. Darren also holds certificates in First-Aid & CPR, and shares the vision with Anita to expand the daycare business with new day care centers in the Chicagoland area.

Family Owned & Operated

Children "R" A Blessing Childcare is truly a family run business with our teenage children certified in First-Aid & CPR with several years of carefully instructed and supervised experience. We also have several trained and qualified  childcare assistants.