Kiley has 10+ years experience in early childhood education and it is her passion. She has a degree from Sonoma State University as well as Early Childhood Education specializing in toddler and pre school aged childcare and early development. She has worked in various styles of childcare ranging from private childcare to teaching. She has taught a wide age range in multiple class environments such as Forest preschool, Reggio Emilio, and Montessori programs all around the Bay Area.
Kiley played 4 years of collegiate soccer and loves to stay active which includes hiking, playing soccer at Beach Chalet, camping, gardening, rock climbing and being in nature. She has a rescue dog named Maru, who also enjoys being on outdoor adventures. Kiley grew up in the Bay Area and loves to call it home, she lived in beautiful Sonoma county until 2020 when she moved to San Francisco.
Kiley has provided childcare for countless families in the community for over 10 years and counting. Her families rely on her commitment to quality, kind, nurturing, and reliable care.
Amanda, a native of Santa Cruz, CA, developed a deep love for the environment while growing up surrounded by its natural beauty. Her exploration of the outdoors fueled her passion for sustainability, leading her to pursue a B.S. in Environmental Management and Protection with a focus on Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Having worked as an environmental educator and Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Amanda made her pivot to early childhood education while working with young children at the Botanical Garden in San Luis Obispo. With three years of experience teaching in diverse preschool environments, including Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and nature schools, she has had the opportunity to explore a variety of environments that create engaging and enriching educational experiences.
Amanda is dedicated to nurturing children’s holistic development, creativity, and curiosity, while fostering a deep connection to the natural world. She believes in building an inclusive community where all children feel a sense of belonging and acceptance.
Outside of the classroom, Amanda embraces the outdoors, delighting in hiking scenic trails, exploring parks, and embracing all San Francisco has to offer. At home, she channels her creativity through baking, often accompanied by her beloved cat, Rusty. Amanda is also an avid crafter and music enthusiast, infusing music, movement, and design into her teaching to create a dynamic and vibrant learning environment.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys traveling, swimming, playing golf and exploring all that San Francisco has to offer. She has a golden retriever named Callie who may love to swim more than Kate does. Kate grew up in the East Bay and has lived in the city for close to 10 years.
At WildChild, we are passionate about making a connection with each and every early child, and fostering their unique personal interests, curiosities, and capabilities. We believe that early learners are extremely capable; we provide an encouraging, nurturing environment for exploration and investigation. Our curriculum is focussed on play and building independence, inspiring personal confidence, growth and development.
We are passionate about helping early learners to realize their potential and inspiring them to be playful explorers and lifelong learners. Through gentle guidance and observation, educators at Wildchild create a safe, culturally rich and inviting environment where children feel excited and enthusiastic about each day. Our educators are committed to instilling wholesome values such as self esteem, empathy, and self responsibility in all early learners, as well as promoting positive thinking and peaceful practices among the WildChild community.