Hello, my name is Tara Garcia and I live right here in town with my husband and sixteen year old daughter, Abigail. I started working in preschool when I was in high school and I knew right away that I loved children and education. I hold a B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and I have worked in the teaching field as both a teacher and director for twenty years. I enjoy assisting Jaclyn and her staff in running such a warm and friendly center.
PRE-K PACK TEACHER
Let me introduce myself as I am one of the newest members of the Kids Connect family. My passion has always been early childhood education. I really enjoy being with young children, watching them figure out the world and to be their friend and mentor in this beautiful learning process.
I am particularly excited about the Montessori Method as a very powerful tool to facilitate the social, emotional, and psychological development of young children. That enticed me to earn a Montessori Diploma. During the last ten years, I have gathered skills, experience, and training to build a team environment to help create the curriculum needed for early childhood education and to implement it successfully.
I am also an experienced yoga instructor who received basic knowledge and training in Sri Lanka, a beautiful island in South Asia where I grew up. I enjoy inspiring little scholars while sharing the values and the benefits of yoga.
Miss Keyry ("Katie")
I am Miss Keyry and prior to becoming a team member at Kids Connect, I worked in another local preschool with children of similar ages. This age group fascinates me and to be able to be a part of each child's developmental process is something of true value. I am a recent enrollee of the CDA (Child Development Associate) program and look forward to using new knowledge in my classroom!
TEACHER'S ASSISTANT/AFTER CARE SUPERVISOR
Miss Katya (Kat)
Hello, I'm Kat and I work alongside Miss Lynn in the Terrific Toddlers class! I come from a family of 4 siblings, and my family has also served as a foster family to many young children. This September I will be enrolled in the CDA (Child Development Associate) program which will allow me to further enhance my knowledge on children between the ages of Birth and 5 Years.
AFTER CARE SUPERVISOR
I enjoy spending time outside with my dogs and going on hikes. My free time is spent traveling and thinking of new ways to improve the lives of those around me. I love music and going camping. Arts and crafts or snowboarding are my favorite snow day activities, I look forward to meeting everyone!