Where collaboration and inspiration work together
Miranda & Chris Carlson
Hello! Our names are Miranda & Chris Carlson and we are the owners of Kids R Kids Crabapple which we purchased in 2021. We have two wonderful children, Ledger and Holland, along with an adorable golden doodle named Bentley. Before purchasing Kids R Kids Crabapple we had long talked about taking this path and are excited everyday to be here. Whether it is a first time parent or a parent with years of experience, we know that choosing an early childhood learning center is an important family decision. Our goal is to provide the best preschool experience for every family that enters our school so that they may leave with the peace of mind knowing that their child is receiving unmatched care and education everyday.
Hello my name is Ashley Handley and I am the Assistant Director at Kids R Kids Crabapple. I have been with Kids R Kids Crabapple family since 2019 and have an additional 11 year of experience in the early childhood education field. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and Technical Management. I have always had a passion for working with children, and I love building relationships with each family and child. I was born and raised in Minnesota and moved to Georgia three years ago with my husband and two dogs. We will welcome our first daughter in late 2022. My favorite part about Kids R Kids is the "hug first, then teach" philosophy. I cannot wait to welcome you to our school!
Director of Curriculum
I am Hannah Coggins, the Director of Curriculum at Kids 'R' Kids Crabapple. Residing in the picturesque town of Jasper with my wonderful husband Hunter, two amazing kids, Wyatt and Emory, and our cherished bird/hunting dogs, Hank and Silo. My journey in the early childhood education field commenced at the age of eighteen when I began teaching preschool while pursuing my education at Kennesaw State University. Over the years, I have found a particular passion for nurturing and educating infants, making them my favorite age group. Transitioning into administration, I've had the privilege of contributing to this industry for 3 years. Being a part of the early childhood education field has been immensely rewarding, and I'm dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of young learners and their families.
My name is Taylor Watkins and I am an Assistant Director at Kids R Kids Crabapple. I was born and raised in Roswell where I currently reside with my three wonderful children. Two of which attend Kids R Kids, and the other is in elementary school. My passion to work with children started with volunteering at my church growing up. It then flourished after becoming a mother and experiencing childcare from both sides. My number one goal as the Assistant Director here is ensuring families feel warm and comfortable, the same way I want to feel with my own children.
Private Pre-K Teacher
Leah Queen is a veteran teacher with over 15 years of experience. She started with the Kids R Kids family in 2013 and has worked in almost every position the school has to offer. She has a passion for learning and an even bigger passion for teaching young minds. She goes above and beyond in the classroom through her creative and interactive teaching style. Her favorite things about being a part of the Kids R Kids family is the community atmosphere and the ability for flexibility in the classroom. Leah has 4 of her own children and enjoys football and cooking when she isn't teaching. Her favorite children's book is Duck for President by Doreen Cronin.