Photo by Matt Roth
“I just wanna go to sleep” says Candice Kemp-Smothers, 23, right, after collapsing to the floor of Tomorrow’s Child Infant and Child Development Center, in Baltimore, Tuesday November 23, 2010. Co-worker Martha Reyner, left, holds eight-month-old Landon Pettis, who woke up, fussy, during nap-time.
Candice Kemp-Smothers, 23, is a young entrepreneur and newlywed who owns Inertia Performing Arts, a small dance studio located in downtown Baltimore. While “Miss Candice” as she’s known by her students, is able to pay the bills, sometimes parents won’t pay theirs. Her business is not in danger of closing, but Candice is still scraping by financially. To make extra money she works at Tomorrow’s Child Infant and Child Development Center, her mother’s business.