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Our Staff

Management Team
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Mr. Kosta

Owner/Admin

Hi I’m Kosta and I’m the owner of Kids FA.  I was born in Athens, Greece and migrated in the United States in 1995, when I was 14 years old.  In Greece I was a musician/producer/DJ, and I’ve always been in that world.  I traveled Europe Djing before I moved to America.  After high school in the United States, I completed my masters in music production and decided to concentrate my life in the music studio, composing and producing. When we opened KFA, childcare became my second passion, and I strive everyday to become better and more educated at it.  I run the backbone of the business here at KFA and to our staff I’m known as the guy that can get you anything, and the guy that fixes everything.  Me and Kseniya have two wonderful girls, that I love more than anything in the world, and pretty much any free time I have, I spent with them.

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Ms. Kseniya

  Director

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. 

Our Teachers

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Mr. Ryan

Preschool Teacher 

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.  

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Ms. Beverley (Bev)

Preschool Teacher

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. 

At the moment I am working on completing my AA in Early Childhood Education.

 

In my free time I enjoy playing video
games, spending time with friends and family and being outside.

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Ms. Justine (J)

Preschool Teacher

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. Kelsey
Preschool Teacher

My name is Kelsey and I am a preschool teacher in the Leaves classroom. I grew up in Minnesota, then headed to Astoria, OR, and finally, landed in Washington in April of 2023. I have always wanted to live near the ocean, and so far it has been one of my favorite aspects about living in the Pacific Northwest. I fell in love with childcare quickly and have been working with kids going on 4 years. For me, my favorite part about teaching is being around such imaginative and creative people. It brings out the creativity in me in a lot of ways and always keeps me on my toes. My hobbies include photography, Marvel movies, the show “Friends”, as well as playing guitar in my free time. My favorite restaurant as of now is The Cheesecake Factory, but I'm always interested in hearing different food recommendations. I am excited to have the opportunity to help and watch the children grow at Kids Foundation Academy!
 

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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.

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Ms. Grace

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.

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Ms. Lizz

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.

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vMs. Diana

Older Toddler Teacher

I was born and raised in the state of Chihuahua. I have 3 children, 2 girls and one boy. I have 8 years of experience working in childcare. I like to teach children and learn everything about them. 

 

My hobby is walking with my dog and meditating. My goal and my dream is to become a child psychologist and help abused children.

I am fluent in both English and Spanish as Spanish is my first language

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Ms. Maribel 

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. 

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Ms. Alma

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.

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Ms. Fabiola

School Cook

 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.

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