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Meet Elizabeth Fraley, M.Ed. of Kinder Ready in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Fraley, M.Ed.

Elizabeth, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve been teaching in early childhood education for as long as I can remember. After finishing my master’s program in education, I taught for a while, was a preschool and early elementary director, then I decided to take it a step further with entrepreneurship.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road has been pretty smooth. The biggest challenge I’ve found is not having enough time in the day to complete all of the things I would like to. Through good time management skills and prioritizing, I am able to make the most of each day. Carpe Diem!

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Kinder Ready story. Tell us more about the business.
Kinder Ready™ is a specialized program designed for 3-5 year olds. The program would best be described as a “balanced approach” to learning. The National Association for The Education of Young Children, (NAEYC) recommends that learning for students in the 3-5 age range be a mix of child centered and teacher directed learning methodologies. Kinder Ready™ also believes in this approach. Our team individualizes learning based on your child’s need. Our teachers are familiar and trained in various educational philosophies (Bank Street, Waldorf, Reggio Emilio, Montessori, etc.) Our teachers will individualize to make the best program possible for your child.

Elementary Wise™ is a program designed to meet the needs of learners 6 and up. Many students at the first grade level and beyond have more specialized areas of learning. Your child may need more emphasis on math or language arts or may need help with reinforcing their executive functioning skills (organization). Many students in our Elementary Wise™ program work with our teachers on their Test Prep as they prepare for the ISEE testing.

As a company, what we are most currently proud of is our unique summer camp running the month of August on the beach in Santa Monica. We have taken a classroom outdoors. A classroom with “no walls”! Our individualized program helps students transition to their next grade level. Teachers meet with students to uncover and review any learning gaps from the school year and enrich learning.

There are many things that set Kinder Ready, Inc and Elementary Wise apart from the others. We are a boutique educational services company that strives to provide personalized service for children, top educators, and high quality educational supplies and equipment.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I think timing is key. I have been able to meet top people in my field in passing. I’ve been able to network with them and make positive relationships to impact the company in a positive way. I’ve been very lucky!

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Tasia Wells

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