of Matthews
5549 Potter Rd, Matthews, NC 28104 • (704) 821-2005

Meet the Administrative Staff of Kids R Kids of Matthews!

 

                                                 

 

Krissy Legan

Director

 

 

Krissy has been a part of the Kids 'R' Kids family since 2007!  First as a teacher in Suite 100 and 150, then as a teacher/director over Suite 600 and then she was asked to join our management team as the Assistant Director in 2012.  Krissy holds her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is a level 2 Director, certified by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.  Krissy is very passionate about the education of young children, she believes that a strong and loving foundation leads the way to a great education experience!

 

Thomas and April Garcia

Owners

Thomas and April opened Kids 'R' Kids in May 2005.  They are on-site owners and both are also certified Directors by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.  Thomas and April are very hands-on with the directors, teachers, children and parents.  They are both 100% involved in making this school the best facility for children, parents and teachers!  They strive for top quality from every angle.  They have three children; Ava and Anderson graduated from Kids 'R' Kids and currently attend Socrates Academy.  Their youngest, Owen, will graduate from the program and move to Socrates in 2015.  Thomas and April pride themselves on providing a balanced education for all of their children, as well as yours!

 

 

 

Our Teachers

Teacher Spotlight - The future is bright for your child here at Kids 'R' Kids!  Our teachers are exceptional and bring excellence into the classrooms because they come prepared and determined to make a difference in your child`s future!  Since we are a 5 Star Learning Academy, we thought you might be interested in the educational criteria expected of our teachers in order to be a 5 Star School of Excellence.

Lead Teachers-75% of our teachers must have an AAS degree in ECE/CD or an AAS degree in any major with 12 semester hours in ECE/CD and 2 years full-time verifiable early childhood work experience.

Teachers counted in ratios - 50% must be NCECC or equivalent and have 6 semester hours in ECE/CD and 2 years full-time verifiable early childhood work experience.

Group Leaders- 75% of group leaders must have at least 600 hours experience working with school-age children in a licensed child care program; or at least 900 hours verifiable experience working with school-age children in an unlicensed school age care or camp setting or shall have completed at least two semester hours of school-age care related coursework and be enrolled in at least two additional semester hours of school-age related coursework.

All of our staff is also trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additional training in our amazing, nationally recognized curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provide the staff with skills needed to create a quality learning environment.

Our goal is to employ highly educated teachers who are passionate about teaching your child everything they need to know in order to prepare them for the elementary school years. We are also intentional about hiring teachers of loving character who will "Hug First, Then Teach"  your child.  It is important to us that you know your child is being influenced well both emotionally and academically while they are with us here at Kids `R` Kids each day.  

 

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