How it all began....
It was January 1st, 2011 when I had a real Aha Moment. I figured, "New Year, new idea." When most were doing that New Years resolution thing, it all suddenly came together for me. For five months, friends said I was “MIA”, because I couldn’t stop working to create Kiddos. I was hooked; hooked on offering a new choice, a fun place to play, letting kids make some decisions, hiring employees who were energetic role models, having Fridays that were real events, and showing that after school doesn’t have to be a taboo place to send your child.
Summer 2011 was our first day of camp season and we grew from 25 to 70 Kiddos in 3 weeks! Then came an awesome first after-school year with our Kiddos at E. Rivers Elementary. We continued to grow with an amazing group of team members. Each summer and school year became better than the last!
Fast forward to Now... We have 3 After School Programs including E. Rivers, Atlanta Classical, and Garden Hills; We also were voted BEST SUMMER CAMP in Atlanta in the Totally Awesome Awards for Red Tricycle and BEST AFTERSCHOOL By Buckhaven! As we continue to grow, keeping 'The Kiddos Way' alive requires an AMAZING team, or as we have a "Framily." Luckily, I have four of the best people I know leading Kiddos in to the new year!
And in our latest effort to serve our community we will be opening Kiddos Early Learning Center in August 2023!
The Kiddos team leaders are a group of extraordinary people who work with me to provide a caring, high energy, well organized, and over the top program! Ms. Chay who is making sure our customer service and behind the scenes continues to grow with us, she is the sweet voice who now answers our Kiddos main number! Ms. Lexie changed her college path after experiencing what Kiddos can do, and now her positivity and optimism truly keep the vision going. Ms. Kedra is nothing short of magic, her ability to read kids and give them the confidence they need is unlike anything I have seen. Ms. Becca has been at E. Rivers since she started with us and her creativity, ability to solve any situation and keep the Kiddos Way thriving! I know you will love these people just as I do.
I have always been that kid who wants to do it better than the last time, so I am excited to have you join us this Year-- but I really can’t wait to show you what the Kiddos Framily has in store for! Some might say I am crazy (in fact many do). BUT I am confident it’s a good crazy, the kind that’s fun, full of energy, very caring and equally detail obsessed!
See You Soon!
MEET THE KIDDOS LEADERS
Our kiddos call her Excel and she is the Creater and Operator of Kiddos. Lara attended Morris Brandon, Sutton, North Atlanta and received a BBA from Georgia State. Growing up in Atlanta as a camper, after schooler and eventually a counselor, teacher, mentor, director and creater, Kiddos is her way of impacting the community that has raised her.more
Ms. Becca has been with Kiddos since 2016 and has worked her way up at our E. Rivers location as Teacher, Lead, Assistant Director and as of 2022 Director. Her creativity, attention to detail and love of our kiddos is why your child will beg to stay a little later each day :)more
Our kiddos call her Cornbread! Miss Chay has been with kiddos since 2016 and fully embraces and loves Kiddos Culture and ensures our parent customer service is top notch. She is the voice on the other end of the office phone making sure our families are well taken care of and is the glue that keeps the behind the scenes of EVERY program organized and GREAT.more
Ms. Kedra joined our team in 2016 and immediately made Kiddos better! By taking the Kiddos atmosphere and using it to make sure we can immerse and engage ALL kiddos into the fun! Her ability to help kiddos is best described as magical. Her experience as mom of 3, inclusion coordinator at Kiddos camp, lead teacher at Garden Hills, and Assistant Director at E. Rivers have prepared her for her role as Director at Garden Hills!more
Our kiddos call her Starbucks! Lexie has been with Kiddos since 2013 years and helped open the Kiddos @ Atlanta Classical Academy in 2014! Her experience at Kiddos includes creating curriculum and trained a team our Golden Key Camp as Assistant Director, Lead Teacher at ACA and Director at Kiddos Day Camp. Lexie brings the joy, energy and care to ACA as Director since 2018 and we love watching her to continue to make sure Kiddos @ ACA is top notch!more