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Wande Okunoren-Meadows


Little Ones Learning Center

Wande Okunoren-Meadows is the Executive Director of Little Ones Learning Center, a childcare center in Atlanta founded by her mother. She discusses how the pandemic impacted the daily operations of Little Ones, including considerations for employee safety, support for children of essential workers, the Paycheck Protection Program, and false unemployment claims. She recently won a contentious battle with the City of Forest Park to bring the Little Ones farm stand to the public, as reported in Forbes, Mother Nature Network, and other national news outlets.

Date of interview:
2020-12-29

Interviewer:
Diana Dombrowski

Photographer:
Lynsey Weatherspoon

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