Hi my name is Katie McKay and I have been working at the Children’s Center for about 3 years. I work with the after school- school age group, the Explorers and the Bumblebees. I am currently attending Edmonds Community College to finish my AA transfer degree. I will transfer to Eastern Washington University in January to pursue an environment science degree. I like to hike, swim, and read in my spare time. I enjoy being with the school age group and truly believe children learn best through play, exploration and experience.
Afternoon preschool teacher and events coordinator
Hello my name is Tamenech, I started working with Children Center in August 2011 after receiving my AA degree in ECE. While I was in college I had a wonderful opportunity to learn about some of the great theorists and pioneers in Early Childhood Education and heard a beautiful quote by Benjamin Franklin that highlights the foundations of my own belief: "Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I may remember it, involve me and I will learn.” That quote has become a philosophy that I have cherished for so many years. It is a wonderful example of how a child processes knowledge and understands their world. As a teacher I try to provide lots of hands on activities so the children can really engage and direct their own learning.
About Me... I grew up in Edmonds, I am the eighth oldest out of 30 kids (27 were adopted including me). Last year I traveled for 2 1/2 months in Thailand and got married in Bali Indonesia. Right now my husband and I live in Greenwood and I love to garden on my free time.