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Delores McCrea-Graham cuts a ribbon during her grand opening of Onus Early Learning Center in the Jennyville Community. She was surrounded by her husband James, HomeTown Chamber Director Martha McClary-Burrows, Representative Cezar McKnight, Kingstree Town Manager Richard Treme, and Senator Ronnie Sabb. 

Photo by Michaele DukE

It was a bright cheerful day for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Delores McCrea-Graham, owner of Onus Early Learning Center at 50 Diamond Loop, Kingstree. She was surrounded by family, friends, elected officials and community leaders during the June 26, grand opening.

“This is a great time for Kingstree and Williamsburg County,” said Kingstree Town Manager Richard Treme. “It’s something that is very much needed for someone to come along with a ministry of taking care of young children.”

In 2018, McCrea-Graham was working with the Department of Social Services in Kershaw County and was having a hard time finding an adequate daycare. This led to a discussion with her husband James about opening their own facility. They chose to return to their roots and purchased a property that had an existing building and renovated it. Inside is colorful and filled with the tools to encourage young creative minds.

McCrea-Graham was excited to start this new chapter. “It’s been a long time coming but we did it,” she said. “By the Grace of God we were able to get it up and running during this time. I know it’s not a perfect time but I’m so gracious and grateful that we’re able to open today.” McCrea-Graham said ONUS stands for all responsibility will be on us. She is currently enrolling children from infant to toddler.  She can be reached at (843) 382-2050.