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

Meet the Administrative Staff of Kids R Kids of Matthews!

Krissy Vinson

Co-Director

Krissy has been a part of the Kids R Kids family since 2007! First as a teacher in Suites 100 & 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 and then the Director in 2017.  Krissy holds her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education . She is a level 2 Director, certified by the NC 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 educational experience! 

 

Lindsey Soban

Co-Director

Lindsey has been part of the  Kids R Kids family since 2017! Lindsey has a preschool management background for the last 10 years.  She is a level 3 Director (highest level possible), certified by the NC Division of Child Development. She received her Masters of Child Development from ECU. Lindsey is very dedicated  to maintaining a high quality  and consistent loving environment for all of the children in our care. Her own three children are a part of Kids ’R’ Kids as well!

Stacy Davis

Program Coordinator

Stacy has been a part of the Kids R Kids family since 2010! She  is a graduate of UNC Charlotte where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development, with a major in Birth-Kindergarten Licensure.  Ms. Stacy is very enthusiastic about teaching.  Ms. Stacy believes that children are like sponges and are very intrigued by new experiences. She, in turn, hopes to bring many new and exciting experiences to them.

  

 

 

 

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, Anderson and Owen; all three graduated from Kids 'R' Kids.    Thomas and April are very proud of the balanced educational foundation their three children received at Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Matthews, and further pride themselves on providing that same opportunity for every child that passes through its doors!

 

 

 

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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