Kids Way
Before & After School Program
& Summer Camp

Kids Way Before & After School Program is located at Mt. Pilchuck Elementary School, utilizing the stage/classroom, gymnasium, and outdoor playground. Activities would include, arts & crafts, LEGOS, Magnatiles, cars, dolls, board games, and much more. We have indoor PE in the mornings where kids can play basketball, four square, and free choice. After School kids have an hour of outside recess, where they can run, jump, and climb. Kids Way outdoor recess includes the climber, tetherball, and the covered play area during rainy weather. 

Kids Way School Age Programs (K thru 5th Grade) are adjusted for early release, non-school days, and school breaks. 


Mr. Chris, Teacher Assistant and Van Driver


My name is Mr. Chris. 
I spent four years at Northern Arizona University, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology and Intelligence Studies. I am currently earning my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked in childcare in San Diego and Washington State for the last eight years. 
I began working with kids during the summer breaks while attending college and I haven't looked back. I knew then, that I wanted to become a teacher. Kids always have positive energy. Working with kids is a rewarding experience, I feel I can have a positive impact everyday I go to work. 


Ms. Arlene, Lead Teacher and Program Director


My name is Ms.Arlene.

I am the On-Site Coordinator/Director of Kids Way's school-age programs. 

I was the Director of a hospital-operated child care for ten years, the Owner/Director of my own child care and preschool for 22 years, and I've been a Director at Kids Way for the last six years. 
I hold an Infant & Toddler Special Certificate, a High Distinction Early Childhood Certificate, a High Distinction Early Childhood Administration Certificate, Certification in After School Programs, and an AA Degree in Tech. Arts and Arts and Science, both of High Distinction. 

I love the joy-filled laughter of children and their delight in adventure and learning new things. 

I enjoy reading, growing and canning my own food, baking bread for the local food bank, salmon fishing, shrimping, and razor clam digging. I love the beach and long walks with my dog, Gunnar. 

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Miss Kelly, Assistant Teacher


My name is Ms. Kelly.

I owned an in-home daycare for ten years, and I've eight years of experience with a private preschool.

I've always enjoyed working with children and helping them grow.

I live in Lake Stevens with my husband and two daughters. We have four dogs that are very energetic! My favorite things to do in my free time are, going for long runs, playing with our dogs, and spending time with family.