Meet the Director
Energetic. Playful. Casual.
Those three words describe me – as a person, as a mom, and as a preschool teacher. I’m Jen Simpson, director of The Kids Spot Preschool.
I’m the consummate morning person; I bounce out of bed at 6 a.m., make coffee, and then sing to my teenage kids to wake them up (they hate that!).
I’m a true extrovert-being around others energizes me-and I feel as if something’s out of sync when I’m not around other people.
Like the Energizer bunny, I keep going… and going… and going. My energy level remains steady all day. I unwind by working on projects, such as refinishing and painting a piece of furniture. Before I go to bed, I enjoy reading my Bible, a good novel, or a Max Lucado book.
“Jen will put on the party because she knows all the best games.”
That’s what my friends and family say about me. And they’re right; I love to play games.
I believe preschool should combine learning and fun in a casual, yet structured environment. I’m committed to teaching concepts through games and music. When the children learn a Spanish word, for instance, we’ll put the word in a song, we’ll color the word, and we’ll play a game that centers on the word.
When you bring your child to The Kids Spot, expect to see me wearing jeans, a t-shirt, an apron… and perhaps a touch of makeup.
Why direct a preschool?
After 15 years of teaching preschool-aged children in a church environment and parenting three children (all of whom are now teenagers), my husband and I adopted an infant daughter from Guatemala.
I’ve always enjoyed working with kids, and after adopting our daughter, I wanted to stay home with her. Teaching preschool allows me to combine my passion for working with children with my love of serving others.
For five years, I’ve counseled teenage women in crisis. I’m on the Board of Directors for the Snohomish Community Kitchen, and I’ve helped run the kitchen for the past eight years (the Snohomish Community Kitchen is a coalition of churches that feeds the community twice a week). I also owned a local salon for 10 years.
I view the Kids Spot as a safe, nurturing environment that will prepare your child for kindergarten and give your child the opportunity to interact with other children.
I’d love to get to know you, and to show you our facilities. To schedule an appointment, please call 425.870.3315.