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Rosa E. Mattress, Founder and President of Bright Eyes Kindergarten, Inc.








Rosa E. Mattress, President and Founder

Rosa is one of 14 children born to Mrs. Dorothy Tyler Harrison and the late Rev. W.A. Harrison. She grew up in a Christian home on a multi-acreage farm where she first learned the importance of showing love and the value of hard work. As she grew older, she was faced with many challenges, including  a lack of formal education. Placing God first in all that she wanted and needed, Rosa overcame all odds to find success and her true purpose.

Undecided about a career, she applied for and was offered a position at a very reputable corporation in the Upstate. When this job came to a sudden end, Rosa was devastated and faced with yet another challenge. As a single parent, how would she make ends meet? After much brainstorming, she decided to open her heart and her rented home to care for children. With just 2 children enrolled at the start in 1988, Rosa transformed her living room, dining room, and spare bedroom into an in-home daycare – evolving Ms. Rosa’s Daycare! She trusted that God would continue to provide. And He did! Ms. Rosa not only gained much needed love from God’s little children, but she also gained a new-found love for special needs children.

Working around the clock (1st, 2nd, & 3rd shifts), Ms. Rosa was more than willing to accommodate any schedule. She still prides herself in offering affordable, quality childcare. In 2005, God again opened another door by providing her with the resources to start Bright Eyes Kindergarten, Inc. In just 3 years, Bright Eyes transformed from a part-time after-school program to a licensed full-time private preschool program open seven-days a week, 1st and 2nd shifts.

Ms. Rosa receives daily referrals from colleagues, proud parents and DSS. With her in-home daycare at full capacity, she is now able to refer potential students to Bright Eyes Kindergarten. Through hard work, perseverance, and determination, Ms. Rosa is ready to make a leap for tomorrow. She brings to the table years of expertise gained from her 20 years of experience in caring for children.

Ms. Rosa is the proud parent of 2 adult children and 7 grandchildren … plus all the others who come by way of childcare.


Bright Eyes Kindergarten, Inc.| 2036 Roper Mountain Rd., Greenville, SC 29615
www.brighteyeskindergarten.com | Ph: (864) 297-7882 | Fax: (864) 297-7828