Our Staff

Kseniya.jpg

Ms. 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. 

IMG_6841.JPG

Ms. Maddy

Program Supervisor/ Preschool Teacher

Hi, I'm Ms. Maddy, I am the lead teacher for our Leaves classroom (3-5 years old).

 

I have my degree in Early Childhood Education from Washington State University. I have worked in a childcare setting with ages from 8 weeks old to elementary age children in before and after school programs. 

Soon I hope to enroll in Graduate school to get my Master's in Special Education. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out and playing with my cat Dixie.

IMG_6839.JPG

 

Ms. Maribel 

Teacher 

My name is Maribel and I have been married for 24 years. I have 3 amazing children of my own. I have been working with kids ages birth to 12 years old for over 15 years. I love teaching kids everything I know. Doing fun projects with them and teach them Spanish, as Spanish is my first language. I am also in school working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. 

Some of my favorite things are coffee, dancing and cooking. 

IMG_0179.heic

Ms. Nicole

Teacher 

I'm Nicole!

 

I was born and raised in Washington state, and have lived here all of my life. I live with my daughter and fiance, as well as our 6 pets! 

I've been working professionally with children since I was 17 years old, and have always helped with childcare for as long as I can remember.

In addition to being a teacher here, I am also an RBT/CBT (registered behavior technician/certified behavior technician) and provide ABA therapy to children with autism. I hope to continue and further my work in early childhood education, as well as pursue becoming a BCBA to continue my work in the ABA field.

I have a passion for psychology, and have always aspired to help people in any way that I can which made me pursue the fields that I have.

When I do have free time, I'm am avid hiker and backpacker, and also love traveling and trying new foods. 

IMG_5693.jpg

Mr. Ryan

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 6thgrade. 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.  

IMG_0180.heic

Ms. Maggie

Teacher

 

Hi my name is Maggie, I'm currently working with children ages 1-3 years old and I am loving it. I've been a nanny for the past seven years for kid's that are a few months old to 11 year's old and it's been an amazing time. I've loved hanging out with the kid's and helping them grow and explore new thing's.  I'm excited to start with teaching and seeing how this new environment of child care  goes. I'm also excited to start school to help me become a better teacher in the coming years with KFA. 

IMG_5949.jpg

Ms. Fabiola

School Chef

 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.