Matthews Country Day was founded in 1967 before child care became what it is today by a Registered Nurse. Faye Benton Cotty had become very disenchanted with the poor child care her children were receiving. She stepped out on a limb, quit Nursing and started her own child care. The beginnings were very humble, in a small Jim Walter home with a small sign in the ground in the front yard saying "child care". But her ambitions were high. She stuck to her principles, persevered, invested most of her earnings back into the business and made the center what it is today. She is proud today to be the owner of a 14,000 square foot building with a 3 acre campus, a wonderful staff and a lot of outstanding children.
Awards and Recognitions
- Small Business Service Award of the Year by Matthew Chamber of Congress.
The owner, Faye Cotty, has been awarded the following:
- Entrepreneur of the Year by Business Newsletter, Charlotte, NC
- Lifetime Achievement Award for Continued performance and great achievements in Child Enrichment - Humanitarian . Awarded by American Biographical Institute
- Worlds Who's Who of Women for Distinguished Service to Education
- Who's Who of American Women by demonstrating outstanding achievement in her own field of endeavor and who has, thereby contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary society.
- Who's Who in Executives & Business
- Who's Who of American Women
- Who's Who in American Education