K. Doyle and Anita Allen own and operate Rock Mills Daycare and Preschool Center. Mr. Doyle and Mrs. Anita have been married for 35 years and have two daughters, Jacqueline Burgess and Kendalyn Allen. Mr. Doyle has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, a Bachelors Degree in Administration, a Masters Degree in Religious Education, and a Ph. D. in Religion. Mr. Doyle is also a graduate of the Alabama Local Goverment Training Institute at Auburn University. Mr. Doyle is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God and has served as Youth Pastor, Senior Pastor and Director of Youth and Christian Education in several states throughout the USA. Mr. Doyle is currently serving his 3rd term as Randolph County Commissioner for District 3. Mr. Doyle serves as the Business Administrator of Rock Mills Daycare and Preschool Center.
Mrs. Anita has an Associates Degree in Child Development, a Bachelors Degree in Religious Education, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, K-8 and holds a current Alabama Teaching Certificate. Mrs. Anita has 29 years experience in early childhood education and has taught in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Alabama. Mrs. Anita serves as Center Director and PK-4 Teacher.
The Allens purchased the center in August of 1998. The center was a state licensed facility that could accomodate 24 students. On their first day of operation, the Allens had 18 in attendance. The center had an additional room that was unfinished and within three months, the Allens completed the room and the Department of Human Resources in Montgomery amended their license so the center could accommodate a total of 36 children. God blessed the center abundantly and within a month of the new license capacity, the center was full.
As time progressed, the Allens knew that an expansion was needed to accommodate all the requests for quality childcare they had received, so in 2000 an addition was added to the facility that more than doubled the existing floor space. The new space provided enough room for 80 students at which time their license was again amended, and since the addition, the center has consistently operated at capacity.