As owners of the Kids ‘R’ Kids Las Colinas franchise built in 1998, Seth and Teresa Van Eyk strive to make sure that the quality of care and learning is the best. Their hands-on approach is demonstrated daily by their on-site presence and involvement. With degrees from Oregon State University (Seth), and the University of Oklahoma (Teresa), they chose to follow successful careers in the corporate world with the rewarding field of childcare. After careful research and consideration, they selected Kids ‘R’ Kids due to the nurturing style and effective teaching techniques.
Director Alexa Henson holds a Bachelor’s degree and has extensive experience as a Director with other preschools such as Children’s Learning Adventure, Castle Montessori, and Primrose. With her prior experience in the childcare industry and attention to detail, she keeps the preschool running smoothly. She is the primary supervisor of all the classroom teachers and front office staff. Her door is always open, and she welcomes the chance to discuss any thoughts or concerns parents might have during the year. Parents describe her as knowledgeable and efficient.
Assistant Director and Curriculum Coordinator Mari Brown started with the preschool back in 2010 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Currently working on her Master’s Degree during her off hours, Mari spends her workday implementing the curriculum for all classrooms from Infants to Pre-K. This includes setting up daily, weekly, and monthly activities plus learning goals that keep all the children engaged, learning, and having fun. She also works closely with the corporate office to maintain the high standards set up for Early Learning programs. Parents describe her as energetic and fun.
Parent Coordinator Shaquita Thomas started in the toddler classroom back in 2012. Since that time, she completed her Bachelor’s Degree and is currently working on her Master’s in Education. Always bright and cheerful, she is our top tour guide to show parents around the preschool. She also meets with parents before and on their child’s first day to assist with any paperwork, and make sure it is a smooth and easy transition. Parents describe her as warm and friendly.
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Office Manager Kayla Morgan has a Bachelor’s Degree and previous experience as an Assistant Director in the childcare industry. She works in the front office and is responsible for updating all the signs, calendars, files, folders, and other records as requested by the Director. Quick to smile, she also greets parents and answers any questions they might have about the preschool. Parents describe her as pleasant and helpful.
Receptionist Sowji Kavuni has extensive experience in customer service and holds an Associate’s degree. Her in-depth knowledge of the preschool’s processes and procedures make her a great choice to answer all the many phone calls, plus greet new and visiting parents. Parents describe her as calm and welcoming.
Receptionist Brittany Hall holds a Bachelor’s Degree and has experience working with children. She helps answer the many phone calls and greet parents. Her positive attitude has also made her a great choice to help teachers when it’s time for their break, or assist in a classroom when a substitute teacher is needed during a vacation. Parents describe her as sweet and kind.
About our Teaching Staff – Our teachers are chosen for their experience and nurturing style, and meet the high standards you desire for your child. After passing an extensive interview and background check process, they constantly attend additional training and development sessions to learn the most up to date methods and techniques to help your child grow and learn. Most of our teachers have been with us for anywhere from 5 to 20 years. Come and meet our wonderful teachers during a tour.