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.
Check out pictures from Montlake’s Garden Project.
Suzanne – Center Director
Suzanne was born and raised just outside of Boston, MA. While is Massachusetts, Suzanne worked as a Pre-K teacher and then as a counselor in a residential treatment center for latency aged children. During this time she became involved in the therapeutic recreation field. She then went on to work for Outward Bound, The Boy Scouts of America, and Challenge Aspen in Colorado. 10 years ago Suzanne worked as the special needs coordinator at Camp Sealth on Vashon Island and fell in love with Seattle.
She has been with CDSA since 2008 starting at our Highland Park location, then moving to Sanislo as the assistant director. She joined the Montlake team in January 2014. While at CDSA Suzanne has enjoyed sharing her love of the outdoors with children by teaching the children about rock climbing, rope skills, camping and hiking.
In her spare time Suzanne teaches adaptive skiing for the Outdoors for All Foundation. She is a senior mountaineering instructor for the Boeing Alpine Club and enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering and world travel.