I was born and raised in Kazakhstan a country that used to be a part of USSR. I moved to the United States with my family when I was 14 years old. One of my biggest challenges moving to the US was learning a new language. I wanted to become fluent in English, but also retain my first language (Russian) and the culture that goes with it. For a teenager it is never easy to start their life from scratch. However Washington became my home. I was able to learn the language, finish high school, open a home day care and continue with my journey in my new home. Since I moved to Washington state I have always been working with children and my 20 years experience working with children in different childcare settings is a big part of my life. Now that I am a mother myself I feel closer to all the children that we care for.
I owned a home daycare for over 10 years, but then I decided to go back to school and get my Bachelors degree in Child Psychology so I can learn and grow in my field. Now I am excited to start this new future in our new concept of Kids Foundation Academy, in Edmonds, WA
I love watching children grow, learn and develop in their own ways. I cannot wait to meet all our extended families and provide them with a great service.
In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends as well as exploring outdoors and travel.
Lead Teacher Breanches Class.
Hi, I'm Alexis the Lead teacher in our Branches class (2-3 years old).
I have worked in a preschool setting for going on 4 years. I have always loved working with children and being apart of their learning experience.
In the near future I will be getting my degree in ECE. Eventually I would like to get my master and become a director.
I believe joining Kids Foundation Academy will help me achieve my goals.
In my free time I enjoy going for walks and doing yoga.
Lead Teacher Roots Class
Welcome to all our families! My name is Bessy Orellana, I am so excited to be a part of Kids foundation Academy! I love working with children, we get to have fun and learn about the world around us. I love teaching and speaking Spanish, we can practice together! I have eight years of experience in Early childhood Education and plan on continuing my education in early childhood. I have worked with all ages, I started as a floater and working my way to preschool lead teacher, I am very fortunate for this opportunity to work with younger children. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my dogs. I enjoy the outdoors and exploring nature. I look forward to all the wonderful things the children will learn and teach me.
Teacher Roots Class
Hello families and welcome to the Roots Class (1-2 years old).
My Name is Ms. Shay, I have cared for young children in my family since I was 5 and I am excited to begin my childcare experiences here at Kids Foundation Academy.
I will be furthering my education by taking Early childhood development, multicultural education along with literacy development and a few other class.
I can not way wait to see how they will learn and grow.
Thank you for this amazing opportunity.