Where collaboration and inspiration work together
Linh and Neil Hoffner
Linh was one of nine children born in Vietnam, where it is considered abnormal for a woman to get an education. She came to the US and earned her degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering and worked at the Patent Office for 10 years. Linh values the importance of a quality education, especially through what it has taught her and who she has become because of it. It was a struggle for her having not received an early childhood education, but she strives to do what's best for her 3 kids, giving them a better fighting chance to achieve their dreams. "I am proud to be an owner of Kids 'R' Kids in Wentzville. To closely align my personal values and partner with this franchise continues to be something we wholeheartedly believe in. Kids 'R' Kids is a beautiful facility, with a great comprehensive curriculum and programs available for infants through school-age students. Neil and I are very pleased with the quality care, education and exposure our kids are receiving and look forward to serving the families of the community for many years to come." - Linh
Hello. My name is Aliza Padberg and I have been with Kids 'R' Kids in Wentzville since May 2007. I have been acting as Director of Education since August of 2009. I received my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education in 1995 from Harris-Stowe State College. I have been married to a wonderful man since 2000 and I have three awesome children, 1 daughter and 2 sons. As a family, we are active in our church, baseball, softball and lacrosse. We believe that affection should always be shown and helps children grow into nurturing adults. My professional philosophy mirrors that of Kids 'R' Kids, in which children need to feel comfortable with their surroundings so that they can be relaxed and successful. I am appreciative of having employment that I truly love coming to everyday. My future plan is to continue to teach, love, nurture and help children and teachers to grow in their educational journey.
My name is Ms. Alex. I have been working with Kids R Kids since October 2012. I earned my Associates Degree in Child Development and have been working in childcare ever since. I enjoy going for walks, trying new places to eat, traveling and photography. I believe children learn best through play. You can always find me dancing, singing, or creating with children. I always enjoy a good joke or story from the children.