CDSA is pleased to be able to offer you preschool and school-age childcare on site at Highland Park Elementary.
National Accreditation (NAEYC)
CDSA is proud to announce that our Highland Park is now nationally accreditated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). To learn more about CDSA’s accreditation process and NAEYC vist our accreditation page.
Amy – Center Director
Amy has been in childcare for about 12 years working with all ages from birth to 11 years old. She has worked in many different forums, mostly for non-profits and hss been a Director, Lead Educator, a Mentor, and an Assistant Teacher. Amy also volunteered at a Co-op preschool for 2 years before fully coming into the field. She really enjoys working with children of all ages, and plans to work closely with the children and families here at CDSA to make this program an enjoyable and exciting experience for everyone!
Amy graduated high school from Kentlake and then moved on to get her AA from Green River. She obtained her Early Childhood Education Certification from Renton Technical College and her Bachelors in Children’s Studies with a minor in Psychology and Sociology from Eastern Washington University. Amy lives in Renton near Fairwood with her husband, son and 3 kitties. When she’s not at CDSA (or even when she is!), she enjoys cooking, reading, snowboarding and trying new and interesting restaurants around Seattle.
Renee – Preschool Teacher
Renee has over five years of experience in working with children of all ages. She attended North Seattle Community College to obtain her AA in Early Childhood Education. Renee has worked for CDSA Leschi before and was eager to return as much as we were eager to have her back! We are excited to have her passion and commitment.
Princess – Preschool Teacher
Princess was born and raised in the Philippines where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication at the Polytechnic University. Currently she has her Teaching Certificate and Masters in Education, and recently completed her CDA in Washington DC.
Princess’s background includes 5 years as a teacher at an elementary school and college in the Philippines, followed by teaching early childhood education. There is much to learn about children and working with them often brings her great joy!
Meagan – Preschool Teacher
Coming from Puyallup, WA, Meagan started at CDSA as a school age teacher and in September of 2011 became a preschool teacher at Highland Park. In April 2012, Meagan left CDSA to finish her pregnancy and welcomed her baby girl into the world in July 2012. Now back at CDSA as a mother, Meagan has taken her education as well as her experience as a member of the local Seattle community and merged it with her passion for educating children ages 3-5. Meagan attended Green River Community College in Auburn, WA after graduating from Rogers High School where she achieved in receiving college credits in Early Childhood Education and was involved in Teachers of Tomorrow. Meagan looks forward to continuing her education and professional experience in helping CDSA children gro and develop both academically and emotionally.
Alex – Enrichment Teacher
Alex spent eight years working for the City of Burien doing summer and after school programs at their community center. He has worked with all school ages, from elementary to high school. Alex graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in teaching. He is passionate about the importance of helping children succeed early in school so that they can grow into confident learners. On the weekends he works at the Pacific Science Center, helping to ignite a love of science in children as young as 3.
In his spare time Alex loves exploring Seattle. He’s a self-professed geek and love science-fiction movies, video games, and comic books. Also love finding new places to eat good sushi or Thai food with friends and family. Alex is very excited to be working for CDSA and look forward to getting to know everyone this year!