Children of the Rising Sun is led by Zina M. Davis “Mama Zina” with a mission and vision to strengthen early childhood educational opportunities and services to improve the quality of life for Detroit Families. Zina has been in the field of early childhood education for over 20+ years as an ECE teacher and director of other child- care facilities in the Metro Detroit area. Zina’s dream began when she saw the need of a more W-holistic approach to care for young children. In 2006, Zina opened her home as a license child care program that served the capacity of 12 children on the west side of Detroit.
She was the first home provider in Detroit to receive a 5-Star high quality rating with www.greatstarttoquality.org in 2013 and maintained that status for 4 consecutive years.
In 2014, Zina established CRSEC 501c3 to provide more resources an opportunities for the community. In 2018, Zina expanded her program into a center base that serves up to 56 children in Detroit. Zina plans to expand her program services into a leading design child care facility that would be accessible to families of all incomes and functions as an asset to the community. Zina’s passion and drive to serve children and families in a more innovative and inclusive methodology- is modeled and expressed through her program.