“Original Kidsborough Kids circa 1999 and Now”
Owner, Program Administrator
Hi! If you’ve read this far, you are seriously considering Kidsborough. Thanks! Let me tell you in a couple of paragraphs how it all began.
Like you, I was a working parent. My two children had a phenomenal pre-school care experience. However, when they became school-age students, there was a noticeable drop in the level of care/programming available to them. I was just completing my MBA and decided to do my master’s thesis on what would inevitably become the blueprint for Kidsborough. Less than a year later, I was on my path to opening the kind of before and after school program I wanted for my own children.
From the beginning, our goal has always been to do more than just extend their day. The 3-6pm time block is an opportunity to explore personal interests, build friendships, and of course get homework done. We have created a program that is consistent, positive and safe, that supports children in their social and emotional development. Add a healthy snack, a dose of active play and a little community service and you’ve spent the afternoon at Kidsborough!
When asked, I often explain that I’m not a childcare person that opened a business, I’m a business person that chose to go into childcare and I believe it’s made all the difference. I understand the absolute necessity of hiring quality people, building relationships with customers and communities, and maintaining an unwavering commitment to following comprehensive state and federal regulations. I chose Kidsborough for my own children and I hope you will too.
Jakob bring a wealth of experience to the Kidsborough team, having worked his way up through the company over the past 17 years from a part-time high school employee to a Program Administrator. Additionally, he brings a unique perspective to the administration team as he was the ‘Original Kidsborough Kid’. Enrolled in the program back when it first started in 2000, Jakob understands and respects how the children work with the staff to make Kidsborough great!
Jakob graduated Carnegie Mellon University in 2015 receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In his spare-time he enjoys sports, chess, reading, puzzles, riddles and spending time with his family.
Site Support Administrator
Spencer brings a diverse set of skills to Kidsborough. He has a passion for bringing out the best in both children and the people that work around him. Spencer moved from Orlando, Fl to Newton, MA to attend Mount Ida College. While earning a BS degree in Developmental Psychology and working part-time in an after-school program, he discovered that his future would include working with children.
Being a part of the Kidsborough team is a wonderful experience. It is an open-minded and forward-thinking place to work, always putting the kids first!
Alycia is Kidsborough’s Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). You can find her at our program weekly working to make Kidsborough a strong inclusion program. It is her goal to create a sense of belonging for kids with all abilities in the after school setting. Her focus will be on staff training opportunities to increase their overall confidence when working with children that may require additional support. Previously, Alycia has worked as a BCBA in the home and public school setting.
Bio coming soon!