Each staff member undergoes an extensive background check, including the yearly FBI Records update. We also require our staff to receive First Aid and CPR Training updates every two years. Finally, each team member receives more than 20 hours of professional development training each year.
I started as an assistant director at Smart Kids Development center. Katia encouraged me to take early childhood classes and to work towards my CDA (Child Development Associate credentials). When I was done with CDA, I became a director. I am now the Pre School Teacher here and absolutely love it. I love coming in and making a difference in children’s everyday life, been that safe place they can count on.
I am a mom of two children: a 2nd-grade boy who loves dinosaurs, trucks, and anything with our planets, and a 3 year old girl who loves to play with babies and to help everyone and anyone who needs help.
In October 2014, I found Smart Kids. They hired me as an Infant teacher and it was a good experience at this center located in South Salt Lake, In January 2015, they gave me a good opportunity to get my CDA (Child Development Associate) based on Infants & Toddlers I finish this on July 2015, Every day I go to work and show love and dedication to all of the families that we have in the program. After 2 years of being in a classroom, Smart Kids gave me the chance to show them that I wanted to continue to learn, School Age Coach for the Summer Program in July 2016, that was a whole new experience for me because I never worked closely with that age. I learned, grew and had so much fun doing this, once summer was over, was offered a Director position was available, On October 2016, I started that position as director of Smart Kids Kearns I was scared and happy at the same time. This was a perfect time to put all that I learned during these 13 years as a teacher.
I love what I’m doing now and it is a completely different experience, Thanks to Smart Kids.
Recently I just got my National Administration Credential.
I’m on level 7 of the career ladder for Early Childhood professionals.
CPR/First Aid Certified.
Food Handlers Permit.
Salt Lake City
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages with a major in Education. I have been working in the education field for more than 28 years. I believe all kids deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in, that’s why I am lucky
to be part of the Smart Kids family.
I have 15 years of working with kids. I moved to Utah in 2013, and I started working in child care. I was an Art & Spanish teacher. Then I started working for Smart Kids from 2014 until now. I started in school-age classes and now I’m the preschool Teacher (4 & 5 year class). I love my profession.
My hobbies are Decor my house, cook, travel, my favorite food is Venezuelan and sushi.
I have always loved working with children and animals and I knew my career would consist of one or the other.
I started working at the West Jordan location in April 1986. I loved it so much! I taught pre-school for a few years, then the school-age children stole my heart. I became the activities director for a few more years while I finished school. Then I was asked to teach kindergarten and became the director at the center in 2000.
In 2012, Smart Kids bought the center and I was lucky enough to be asked to stay as their director. So, all in all, I have been here for 30 years! I have my babies bringing me their babies! It makes me feel old, but loved…
I came to Smart Kids in May/2015 with the amazing opportunity to be a director. I have loved every minute of it. Being a director has taught me so much. I really love making a difference in a child’s life and building a relationship with their families. I have since received my National Administrators Credential through the National Association of Young Children. I strive to be better every day and I tell my teachers how important their role is in their children’s lives. I love to watch the kids face when they learn something new and how much unconditional love they have for us. It is a very gratifying experience.