New Business Spotlight - Child care business opens in city

April 09, 2010
  • Robert and Tricia Ruth Coe are owners of Coe's Child Care in Hagerstown. The business, which opened March 10, specializes in family child care services.
Ric Dugan,

Name of business: Coe's Child Care

Owners: Robert and Tricia Ruth Coe

Address: 60 Madison Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: March 10

Products and services: Family child care

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Tricia has 25 years of experience working with children in various capacities, as well as an associate degree in early childhood education. Robert is a parent and grandparent, and also completed the necessary training to become a family child care provider. We enjoy children. Tricia has always wanted to have her own child care center and/or preschool. Opening a family child care is the first step in that direction."

Previous business experience: "Tricia has worked in the following capacities - nanny, substitute elementary teacher, child care center teacher, preschool teacher, Head Start teacher and site director. Robert raised two children, is very involved in the lives of his grandchildren, and has been a mentor and caregiver for numerous children in the Hagerstown area."


Number of employees: Two full-time employees and two substitutes

Hours: Seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to midnight. Flexible hours to meet the needs of all types of working parents.

Phone number: 301-739-4402

Web site:

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