Our Staff

Kseniya

Owner/Director

 

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. 

Alexis

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.

Bessy

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.  

Shaylee 

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.

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