CDSA is pleased to be able to offer you childcare on site at Montlake Elementary School. The before and after school program is housed in a portable outside of the main building. It is designated childcare space located in portable number one on the school playground across from the cafeteria. We are also fortunate to have use of the school gym, library and cafeteria and often visit the Arboretum near the school.
Click here to view our 2011 Summer Camp Flyer
Check out pictures from Montlake’s Garden Project.
Jennifer – Center Director
CDSA’s Montlake Center Director, Jennifer Cooper, is excited to join the CDSA Team! After growing up in small town Pennsylvania, Jennifer moved to Philadelphia to complete her dual undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Psychology from Widener University.
In 2007 Jennifer moved to Seattle to pursue her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Washington. Upon her completion of her MSW, she joined the YMCA where she supervised a before and after school program for two years in Shoreline, WA.
While she is new to CDSA, she brings five years of experience administering and developing after school programming in the Greater Philadelphia area. She brings to Maple CDSA her passion for community development, education, and fostering resiliency in youth. When she is not working, Jennifer enjoys traveling, the arts, and exploring her relatively new home in the PAC NW!
Meghann – Enrichment Teacher
Meghann graduated college with a BA in Philosophy but felt the need to learn more about the world and decided to become and have a bit of and adventure. Decision made, Meghann worked to become certified to teach English as a foreign language so she could live abroad. After traveling and teaching English in both Japan and Spain Meghann moved back to the States and finished her elementary teaching credentials.
Meghann loves to learn and has a passion for science, history, arts and crafts and is always hoping to share these passions with children!
Jason – Enrichment Teacher
Jason moved to Seattle from Cleveland, Ohio 2 years ago and has been working with CDSA for a year and a half as a school age teacher. While in Ohio he studied Special Education at Ashland University and is currently pursuing further education in Seattle. Since Jason graduated from high school, he has since worked as a camp counselor and also with various other recreational programs with children and adults with disabilities.
He enjoys reading, hiking, climbing, camping, sports, and anything else outdoors. Jason looks forward to spending his time with the children and creating a safe, friendly environment for them to grow and learn.
Chandelle – Enrichment Teacher
Chandelle was born in New Jersey and moved to Washington with her family who are originally from the Netherlands. She is a very active person and have been in the ballet for 13 years, jazz dancing for 4 years, and also plays the piano and violin. During her spare time she loves reading books, baking all sorts of goodies, and traveling.
Chandelle looks forward to working with all the CDSA kids and is very excited to be here!
Peregrine is a current student at the University of Washington, focusing on Physchology, Video Production, and Computer-Aided Design. Having spent the last few years in the education field, Peregrine has developed an ability to relate to children of many ages and has used this ability to create programs and activities to fully engage each child and provide them with a feeling of accomplishment. Along with working in education, Peregrine is a professional magaician, which has proven as an enriching activity for CDSA children.