Amy Chiu

Director

Once an aspiring academic, Amy found her true passion as an early childhood educator after becoming a mother. During the time that she stayed at home to raise her babies, she went back to school to earn her certificate in Early Childhood Education and then a Master’s of Science in Education. Prior to joining Kid Works, she worked as a teacher of toddlers and preschoolers, an administrator of a preschool program, and as a project manager for a company that specializes in educational products. When she discovered Kid Works and learned about its philosophy, she knew she had to be a part of its community.

Amy strongly believes that children are active protagonists in their own learning, as teacher and children journey together to construct knowledge about the world around us. She loves to listen to the children’s stories to find common threads that unite us as humans, in addition to using the children’s ideas as a springboard to meaningful curriculum.

Her ultimate goal is for every family that walks through the doors at Kid Works to feel they have a home away from home, where children are nurtured and supported as they develop a love of learning that will last them a lifetime.

2020/2021 Program with COVID-19 Protocols

Fall Session Dates:
September 9, 2020 to June 11, 2021

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 12:30 PM

Tuition: $1497/month

Some of the considerations that informed this decision include:

  1. Class size: Maintaining the limit of 10 children per class, with the Bungalow (for ages 4.5+) limited to fewer children since the classroom is smaller than the other two classrooms.
  2. Dedicated teachers: Teachers will remain with their cohort for the duration of the school day to minimize other staff having to step in.
  3. Smaller teacher to student ratio: With smaller group sizes, children can expect more opportunities for one-on-one work with a teacher. The ratio will be 1:5 in the Garden and Sun Rooms, and will be 1:7 in the Bungalow.
  4. Accommodating our full-day families: Most of our families need a full-day schedule so offering a longer school day would work for the majority of families.
  5. Weekly staff meeting: We will have a shorter school day on Fridays so our staff can meet to connect over school news and curriculum planning. We plan to conduct socially-distanced staff meetings outdoors after the children are picked up from school.
  6. Robust health protocol and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing: Extra measures in place to keep everyone as healthy as possible.

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