Josh and Stefanie Tarter are proud to call Lexington, Kentucky, their home. Like many others, the Bluegrass State won them over as a great place to live, work, and raise a family. They first met boating at Lake Cumberland, a summertime favorite still today, in 2006.
The Bluegrass quickly became home after Stefanie and Josh were married in 2009. They have four children (Daphne, Davis, Caris, and Cameron) and noticed that there was a need for a clean, safe, and state-of-the-art facility in central Kentucky. Stefanie and Josh wanted a place that would foster a love of learning through play especially outdoors. Their family keeps a garden most months out of the year and their young children take pride in its maintenance and production.
The opportunity and resources presented themselves and allowed them, to join the All About Kids family. Josh and Stefanie were excited for the opportunity to combine their business backgrounds, love for nature, and respect for education, in this venture. The opportunity not only offered a wonderful place for their kids to learn, but their neighbors’ kids as well. With their own children at the forefront, there was no doubt that they wanted to join the AAK family. They are looking forward to making an impact on those who choose their facility.
Josh and Stefanie opened their All About Kids franchise, Clays Mill Campus, in the Spring of 2018. All About Kids teaches a love for learning, resourcefulness, and good stewardship of the earth. Now these lessons can be preserved in our central Kentucky children, as All About Kids Learning Center, Clays Mill Campus, opens here in Lexington.
Hello! My name is Julianne Todd and I am the Director of the All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center, Clays Mill Campus. I live in Versailles, Kentucky with my husband, Travis, and our wonderful children Logan, Madison and Sawyer. I have over ten years of experience working in childcare and preschool facilities. I most recently worked as a Center Director of the Head Start preschool in Wilmore, Kentucky and before being promoted, I worked as a lead teacher at the Head Start in Frankfort, KY.
Some of my interests outside of my career include cooking, crafting, hiking and most importantly, just being a mom to three, great kiddos!
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and have had numerous trainings in early childhood care and education. Thank you so much for entrusting your child in our care and allowing us to grow with them!
Hi, I’m Elisabeth Strong and I am the assistant director at All About Kids, Lexington. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and I also earned a degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Memphis in 2011. I first taught preschool at Ascent Children’s Health Services, a childcare center for special needs children in West Memphis, Arkansas. There I worked with speech, occupational, physical and behavioral therapists to create development plans for each child and implemented their goals in the classroom. In 2013 I moved back to Lexington with my now husband and began a new teaching position at the Family Care Center with LFUCG Family Services. There I taught pre-kindergarten, preschool, and taught one year of Head Start. I also obtained my Director’s Credential while working at the Family Care Center. I began working at All About Kids at the end of July 2018 as the assistant director.
I have been married to my husband, Andrew, for five years. We have two fun-loving children, Grant and Ally Blaire that keep us on our toes! We enjoy spending weekends together as a family and introducing our children to new experiences.
My name is Kasi Peel and I’m thrilled to be the Curriculum Director and Lead Teacher of the 12-18 month old room! I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Morehead State University, and have worked in childcare for 7 years. I have 5 years experience as teacher of the 12-18 month old room at another learning center.
I enjoy reading, family time (especially with my nieces and nephews), walking at the park, and swimming.
Hello my name is Ashley Locker and I am the lead two year old teacher at the All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center, Clays Mill campus. I live in Lexington, Kentucky with my boyfriend, Gary and our amazing and active three year old son Mason. I have over 7 years of experience working in child care and preschool facilities. I most recently worked as the assistant teacher at the Head Start in Wilmore, Kentucky and before that the lead early preschool teacher at La Petite Academy in Lexington, Kentucky.
Some of my interests outside of my career include cooking, crafting, hiking, riding motorcycles and spending time with my family.
I have my CDA and will be returning to school this fall to get my Directors Credential Certification. I have had numerous trainings in early childhood care and education. Thank you for entrusting your child into my care and allowing me to be a part of their growth and development!
Hello! My name is Anita Taylor. I moved here from Maryland in 2015, along with my husband Joel and our two border collies. I am very excited to announce my new position as Lead Teacher in the mobile infant room. I am a former teacher of La Petite Academy where I worked for 3 years as my first job in Kentucky. I have an Infant and Toddler CDA and am working towards earning my Early Childhood associate degree. I have taken several Psychology classes and worked for Homeland Defense where I had to wear a mop suit to check George W. Bush’s mail for Anthrax and was monitored by the Secret Service once a month. I enjoy being outdoors and taking long walks in the park. I love nature and being near water. I am so excited to be a part of the AAK Family and can’t wait to meet you.
Hello my name is Beth Sparks and I am the lead infant teacher at All About Kids Childcare and Learning Center. This is my first year as a teacher in a childcare facility, but I have many years of experience caring for children of all ages. I have an infant daughter myself!
Some of my interests outside of my career include reading the Harry Potter Series and Photography. I’m also a UK basketball fan!
I went to college at Asbury Community and Technical College. The best thing about being an infant teacher is watching children learn!