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Welcome to Young School of Kendall Ridge, located in Columbia! Our school is conveniently located in the Long Reach Village area of Columbia across from the Long Reach Community Pool.
We’re honored to have been the first Young School and have continued serving children as young as infants up through pre-kindergarten to this day. We offer flexible full- and part-time schedule options in our programs to meet your family’s needs. Our curriculum is inspired by two internationally acclaimed programs: Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) and the Reggio Emilia approach.
Classes are taught by our dedicated teaching staff who participate in ongoing professional development and training, including maintaining current Infant/Child First Aid and CPR certifications.
We’re committed to keeping you connected throughout the day while your child is in our care. Get access to live streaming video of your child’s classroom, plus other real-time updates, with our exclusive mobile app for families, SproutAbout.
I invite you to schedule a tour to experience what makes our school special and the perfect place for your child to grow and learn. I look forward to getting to know you and your family very soon!
With SproutAbout, you won’t miss a thing when your child is at school with us. Take a peek at the engaging experience provided by our new app.
SproutAbout®, our exclusive family app, provides free live streaming video of your child’s classroom to your mobile device.Learn More
Our full-day summer camp includes a variety of hands-on projects, healthy meals, in-house field trips, outdoor playtime, and more.Explore Our Program
Education: Human Service Management
I have been an early childhood educator for over 20 years. It is truly my passion. I've had the pleasure of working with children from infancy through third grade. While all children are special and deserve the very best we can give them, I know how important those first five years are. I am grateful to be a part of their journey.
I have been teaching with the Young School for over five years but have spent most of my life caring for children. I graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts focused in photography and also studied art education. My focus of being the Pedagogical Director (SEM) is giving everyone in our school insight and support with RIE and Reggio philosophy to create a strong community of learners.
Certifications: Child Development Associate
I have been teaching and working with children for 14 years, 10 of which have been spent in Learning Care Group at La Petite Academy. I love teaching and working with children, it is my passion, and I believe it to be my purpose in life. I am working towards my degree in Early Childhood Development and have acquired the Child Development Associate along with a Level 5 credential in the state of Maryland. I live in Ellicott City with my husband and black golden doodle named Domino.
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