About Steamboat Springs Kids Garden
As the demand for drop in creative arts learning for children grows, so has our “garden”! Our 3rd Kids Garden opened in 2016 and is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the Sundance Plaza. We are positioned amongst great retail shopping, furniture stores, yoga studio, spa, coffee shops and restaurants. We are conveniently located between the Mountain and Downtown, so parents can drop their children off and go skiing, hiking, biking or relax at the hotsprings! Our bright open space is flooded with natural light, plants, fabric tree and wooden playset. This creates a natural environment where children can learn and play in a creative way. Both local families and tourist love the ease of dropping children off at the center to create and discover.
Meet our team
Director / Owner
Ms. Charlotte is Steamboat Kids Garden’s Director and Owner. Charlotte was camping with one of her best friends, Maren, shortly after her first child was born. Maren was telling her about this great Creative Arts learning center she had opened. At the time Charlotte’s husband and she had opposite work schedules, and they juggled the care of their infant son without childcare. However, there were times they needed some help and there was no drop-in child care available in Steamboat. So, as she sat talking to Maren that night they agreed we should open a Kids Garden in Steamboat. Within the next year and half the wheels were set in motion, and Steamboat became the first franchise. Charlotte’s background is in Business and Marketing. Once Kids Garden opened she returned to college for Early Childhood classes and became Director Certified. Since the doors opened January 25, 2016, the Harriman family welcomed another baby on January 25, 2017. It was a wild first year of business ownership!! Charlotte’s favorite part about being a teacher at Kids Garden, besides bringing her kids to work, is seeing the local children that come through the center grow and blossom through our program!!!
Lead Preschool Teacher
Ms. Kendra is our Lead Preschool Teacher and has been part of the Kids Garden family since the first winter we were open. Kendra’s family moved to Steamboat Springs when she was three years old. She is the middle child of seven kids and has always had a passion of caring for children. She began her journey of early childhood education when she was sixteen years old and has continued to enjoy learning about ECE while obtaining her group leader qualification. Kendra also has experience working in a Montessori classroom. She has enjoyed implanting all that she has learned into the daily routines at Kids Garden. During her off time, she enjoys snowboarding in the winter and taking her Saint Bernard for hikes all year long.
Ms. Kasey is one of our Toddler and Preschool teachers and has been part of the Kids Garden family since the first winter we were open. She was born in Vermont and moved to Steamboat about 13 years ago. She really loves children and loves watching them grow and learn and developing a relationship with them. Kids Garden has provided her a fantastic opportunity to learn and get experience while working on her degree. When she is not at Kids Garden she loves to ski. She has been skiing since she was 2 and works as a ski instructor during the winter. When asked what she wanted to be when she grows up? Ms. Kasey said, “A police officer by day and an Applebee’s waitress by night. I want to be a history teacher someday.”
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