Hi I’m Kosta and I’m the owner of Kids Foundation Academy or as we like to call it KFA. 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.
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 in 1999. 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 24 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was born and raised in Arkansa, but recently moved here to Washington State. I went to college for two years to study education and know teaching is where my heart lies. I volunteer at LifePoint Church where I help out the younger children learn! I strive to create a safe and welcoming environment for younger children and am excited to start teaching at Kids Foundation Academy.
In my free time I enjoy hanging with friends and family, playing video games, and watching movies.
Ms. Briseyda (B)
Older Toddler Teacher
I was born in Sonora, Mexico and raised in Washington. I have a beautiful 6 year old boy. I have been working in childcare for 6 years. I love working with children to help them grow into our future.
I am very excited to work and to get to know your children and your family at KFA.
In my free time I enjoy walks on the beach, reading, and spending time with my family.
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.
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
Younger Toddler Teacher
I have been working with children ages birth to 12 years old for over 18 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 27 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.
Young Toddler Teacher
My name is Radhia. I was born in Tunisia, and I moved to the United States in 2007. I used to work at an adult family home, and it was great, but it wasn’t fulfilling. I’ve always loved kids and always been interested to learning about kids, and I’m thankful KFA gave me the opportunity to learn to be a teacher. I’m fluent in Arabic, and in my free time I love to cut hair for friends and family, I love to sew, and I love to read books.
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.