I was born and raised in Kazakhstan a country that used to be 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 23 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 and Early Childhood Education State Wide Certificate 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 the world.
I was born and raised in Washington State in and around the Seattle Area. I have been working in the childcare field for the last 8 years with the ages between 2.5 to 6th grade. I have my A.A from Seattle Central and also did some training as a EMT. Some of my favorite things to do with children is art and building projects.
One of my favorite hobbies I do when I have free time is different types of art from pencil drawings to pyrography. Seeing how children are able to build, create and solve challenges, helps me know where they are and what they are interested in. This allows the children to grow and learn while having fun which is one of the ways I like to teach and work.
Ms. Beverley (Bev)
I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Moved to the US in 2017 as an Au Pair.
Working as an Au Pair sparked my interest into Early Childhood Education. I love to see the children build their personalities, boundaries, and imagination through play.
In my free time I enjoy playing video
games, spending time with friends and
family and being outside.
Ms. Justine (J)
I was born and raised in Washington State.
I recently decided to make a career change into childcare. I come from a very big family, volunteering with kids at a young age and watching kids grow into their own person. Helping children learn and be a part of that growth, always excites me. I’m excited to be a part of the KFA team and getting to know your children.
Ms. Briseyda (B)
Older Toddler Teacher
I was born in Sonora, Mexico and
raised in Washington. I have a
beautiful 4 year old boy. I have been
working in childcare for 4 years. I love
working with children to help them
grow into our future.
In my free time I enjoy walks on the
beach, reading, and spending time
with my family.
Older Toddlers Teacher
I’m Grace, I am born and raised in Seattle. While working at Kids Foundation I am also going to school to earn my Early Childhood Education.
When I am not in the classroom, I’m spending my time with my family and friends. I love coffee, dogs and the sun.
Older Toddler Teacher
I have been teaching for third years now I love it! I love the kids smiles and the surprised faces when I read to them in Spanish.
I grew up in Nicaragua and moved to Washington State in 2007. My first language is Spanish and second is English
I am a proud mother of one teenage girl.
Younger Toddler Teacher
I have been working with kids ages birth to 12 years old for over 16 years. I love teaching kids everything I know. Doing fun projects with them and teaching them Spanish, as Spanish is my first language. I am also in school working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.
I have been married for 25 years. I have 3 amazing children and 2 dogs. Some of my favorite things to do is dancing and cooking, as well as drinking coffee.
Young Toddler Teacher
I have almost 2 years of experience working with children ages birth -12 years old.
I have two children and I love taking them to the park. I enjoy baking cakes and I am fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Faviola (Favy)
Young Toddler Teacher
I’m excited to be part of KFA family. I love working with children of young ages. I love to sing, dance, play and learn with them. I strive to be better every day.
In my free time I like to go on walks or play sports with my seven year old son. As well as spending time with my family. I am also fluent in Spanish.
I love cooking and learning what the children love. I bring my knowledge of food to your child's plate. I have worked in the food industry for about 3 years and has picked up a fair share of tasty but healthy meals and snacks. I am very excited to share all these ideas with the children of KFA in hopes of expanding their horizon with foods they may not try at home! I am happy to provide a delightful yet well balanced meals for children every day.