HI!! I am Lauren and I am super excited to be back at Kids Co. I previously worked as the Program Coordinator 10 years ago at Kids Co. Island Park on Mercer Island. I love working with kids of all ages! I have been in the childcare field for almost 17 years! I have been a nanny as well as worked with youth in the King County Juvenile Drug Court. Since last being with Kids Co. 10 years ago, I have worked as a Director of a Montessori before moving to the YMCA. While at the YMCA I held 3 different positions. I began as the Program Supervisor for the Before and After School Age Childcare for almost 2 years. After that, I moved to the YMCA Early Learning Center and was the Center Director for 3 years at the YMCA Child Development Center (serving kids infant thru 5). From there, I moved to one of the main branches and was the Family Programs Assistant Director. During that time, I oversaw all the drop-in childcare (ages infant thru 13), ran all the parent nights outs, and put together many community events.
In my free time, I love hanging out with my family! I have 3 kids (a son who is 10, and 2 daughters ages 4 ½ and 2 ½ ) as well as many nieces and nephews that love to come to hang out. My kids and boyfriend and I spend many weekends involved in my son’s soccer with Seattle United and away at our family cabin on Hood Canal on the Olympic Peninsula.
I am thrilled to be back with Kids Co. and getting to know all the families at Kids Co. Cascadia!