Emily West Ugartechea
Afternoon Preschool Teacher, Marketing Coordinator
Hello! I am Emily and I started working at the Children's Center in September of 2016, first as a sub and then took over permanently as an afternoon preschool/pre-k teacher. Recently, i also added the task of social media/ marketing coordinator.
I first took interest in Early Childhood Education before my son was born in 2011, i started classes at EdCC then changed my path to nursing/healthcare. After my son was born i took a break from school and when i decided it was time to go back i realized ECE was the best fit for me, i loved seeing the way children learn and grow and helping support them. When my son turned 4 we enrolled him at the Children's Center! I knew this was an amazing school and i was so glad he got to experience it before heading off to Kindergarten, it made a HUGE difference! I feel so blessed to be a part of this great school and watch the children transform throughout the year. I believe that it is so important for children to be able to learn through play, explore nature and be allowed to get messy and be creative!
My husband, son and i live in Bothell with our two dogs. We all love spending time outdoors, hiking and camping are a few of our favorite things! We recently have been lucky enough to do a lot of traveling and our family got a condo in Mazatlan so we will be spending a lot of time there in the future!