Wee Care Academy
Gaynell left her management-trainee position at Metropolitan Insurance Company and invested $15,000 of their personal savings in the business, which was originally located in the former Thomas Furnace School at 833 8th Street in the Thomas neighborhood.
The business has grown to 13 centers which she manages along with her oldest daughter, Daagye. Her twins, Shia and Elias Jr, born in 1987, both attended Wee Care. Her grandson, Noah, is currently enrolled.
- Jackson, Harold (November 1993) "Snapshot of a Startup: Wee Care Academy: The challenges and triumphs of launching Birmingham's first Afrocentric daycare centers" Black Enterprise Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 78-80