Today we’d like to introduce you to Amanda Stone.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Amanda. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My passion has always been to help & work with children since I was 10 years old.
I was a social worker in England and also worked as a teacher and in children’s homes with children in care.
I have worked and lived in America for 29 years. I worked as teacher with all grades & subjects for LA Unified, Las Virgenes and private Charter schools. I am also a special education teacher.
I felt for years that too many families and children were not getting the help that they needed, so I borrowed money and opened up a tri level children’s center, which was focused on education, helping families in all situations, fun and play.
KidzCity and its concept grew & grew to a much needed center.
We moved 2 years ago to a smaller center. I know it sounds crazy I was so busy that I was spending more time doing paper work than what I wanted to do. My dream was fading I needed to get back to being hands on & not stuck in an office. I decided to close and move to smaller premises, and with that KidzCity today is exactly what I envisioned it is a very happy place to be for myself, my staff, and the families that use us for the different services we provide such as After School Program (we pick up from school) cook a meal for our After School kids and help with homework. We tutor all subjects and grades at KidzCity, we offer camps, homework help, we have support & guidance for single families be it Father & child, Mother & child or Grandparents & child. We accept children with ADHD and other disabilities that the schools kick out after school with all our other children, we have extra staff on hand, when needed.
KidzCity offers so much, but most important we are a safe caring place. Every family that comes to KidzCity no matter race or financial status or be a single family does not stop divorce, sadness, illness, custody, disorders and all the other challenges in life. We try to help, everyone in a caring, sportive way.
Has it been a smooth road?
No it has not been a smooth road. Landlords, licensing, exhaustion, sacrifice to my family.
So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the KidzCity story. Tell us more about the business.
KidzCity is an After School Program for ages 4 yrs. to 13yrs.
We are a licensed center with qualified and experienced staff.
We pick children up from local schools & bring them back to KidzCity where they are fed a cooked meal and then do homework with our homework staff. We supply homework materials and computers. After homework is completed we have fun activities & games from electronic games Xbox, Roblox, Just Dance, arts & crafts, toys, board games & more. Our center is a secure and safe place with camera monitors in play areas.
KidzCity also offers Tutoring in all subjects & grades.
KidzCity has special ed staff that will work with children who are having difficulties in focusing.
KidzCity offers all day camps with fun activities, cooking, gardening, craft & more.
KidzCity Specializes in helping children to feel secure and confident with support, patience and care..
I am proud of what I have achieved.
Honesty, caring & never giving up, sets me apart from others
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
KidzCity should be in every school to help children be accepted and feel good about themselves, to give tutoring, to give advice & help families with children who are not the cookie cut child, the child that may have above or below average or have family stress or behavior issues.
- Address: KidzCity Inc.
22325 Dolorosa St.
Woodland Hills CA 91367
- Website: www.kidzcity.us
- Phone: 818-887-7516
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org