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Designing Environments for Growth & Inspiration 

At DEGI, we advocate for what is best for children, educators, and of course business owners. We’ve been helping companies of all sizes respond to industry transitions in order to stay competitive. Our years of experience have taught us to always make your business success our priority.

DEGI creates Environments that evoke Emotional Connections for enticing experiences for children and educators.

Christine is ready to help you develop strategies for not only surviving but thriving in the future.

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DEGI delivers a place that inspires



Chief Executive Officer - Lead Consultant

Christine Burkholder is a lead consultant with an eye for what makes a business succeed. With years in the business, Christine Burkholder has seen it all - and is ready to lead you on the path to success.

Christine Burkholder began her journey in the Early childhood field with a degree from Kent State University.  She has been a Teacher, Director, District Manager, and Entrepreneur in the Early Childhood setting. Christine is a trainer, and guest lecturer who has taught at the University level and she has coauthored several articles and soon-to-be published a book on environments.  Recently she sold her business of 29 years where she was the founder and CEO of Kids Country Day Schools in Ohio, a group of  Reggio Inspired Schools with six locations and over 1100 students. Currently, she is the CEO of DEGI; Designing Environments for Growth and Inspiration for Early Childhood settings.

Christine believes that offering the joy of learning in everyday moments to children through creating magical environments is the greatest way to honor children. 

"I am committed to reimagining our school settings and revolutionizing early childhood environments."

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