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2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Jessica De Jesus Acevedo, Little Star of Ours, Cambridge, Mass.

Jessica offers part-time and full-time care to children at her Spanish immersion daycare, Little Star of Ours in Cambridge, MA. She started her business because she wanted to be both an entrepreneur and an early childhood educator.

Jessica first came to CWE during her certification process of becoming a WMBE in the Commonwealth. Little Star of Ours was established in 2016 and is family-run and operated, with two full-time and one part-time employees. Jessica hopes to enroll more diverse children and families and provide the best early childhood education and care to infants and toddlers around Massachusetts.  During the pandemic, Jessica participated in CWE’s 10-session Business Planning Program and learned to assess financial reports, develop marketing strategies, and build a network of fellow entrepreneurs in Cambridge, MA.