Owner and main Infant and toddler provider at Kids World Casa de Bebe
Ms. Flor Huapaya
Before Kids World, Ms. Flor studied pediatric nursing in Lima, Peru. When she moved to the United States, she worked as an infant teacher at Springfield Academy for three years. Ms. Flor is firm in her belief that the best way for a child to learn is in a home-like setting, with a low student to teacher ratio, ensuring that each child receives the individualized attention that they require to let their minds flourish . In 1996 she opened her first home daycare in Springfield and has since provided care across Fairfax county. Ms. Flor has over 20 years experience in the child care field and has her CDA from the Council for Professional Recognition and AMS Montessori Assistant to Infancy training. Though Ms. Flor has worked with all ages, her passion is working with infants and toddlers. "The early years of life are remarkable and we forget how capable children are. They are sponges ready to absorb life and everything around them; absorbing every sound, touch, movement, and color in their environments. If we give them the opportunity to absorb all these things, learning then becomes natural and free willing. I'm always amazed to see how much children learn when given the opportunity to explore. "- Flor Huapaya
Mrs. Maria Potts
Mrs. Maria grew up in a home daycare setting and at an early age decided that she wanted to work with children and help in their development. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development, a child development license from the Council of Professional Recognition, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and is currently working on completing her AMS Montessori Primary credential. For the past 7-years Mrs. Maria, along with her Mother, Ms. Flor, have been working to provide the best quality care for young children that the Northern VA area has to offer. Maria's love and practice of the Montessori philosophy has enabled Kids World to flourish in recent years. This past February Mrs. Maria had the opportunity to open Kids World second location for preschool age children.
Co-Manger, Main Preschool teacher at Kids World Preschool and Administrator for both sites.
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