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Josh and Stefanie Tarter, Owners-

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.

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Elizabeth Napier, Director-

My name is Elizabeth Napier. I am the opening Director at All About Kids, Clays Mill. I am incredibly excited for this new journey, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your children. I know in the following years we will have a fun and educational experience with your child at AAK. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for more than 19 years. I hold a Child Development Associates as well as a Director’s Credential. Since 2013, I have been blessed to serve as an Early Childhood Director. I am a certified instructor in CPR First Aid and AED Adult/Infant. I strive to create a space for children to learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play. I was born and raised in Lexington, KY. I have been married for 21 years, to my goofy and loving husband, Jeremy. We have a daughter, Destiny, who is a junior at the University of Kentucky. As well as two large German Shepherds, named Captain and Tank-that we adore! I look forward to having a positive impact on your children’s growth alongside our amazing team of teachers. I would love the opportunity to speak with you about your child’s needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with me in person or email me at enapier@allaboutkidslc.com. I believe kids are our future!

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Olivia Thompson, Director-

My name is Olivia Thompson, I am a Director at All About Kids, Clays Mill. I have a degree in Child and Family Studies from Eastern Kentucky University. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for 20 years from being a toddler teacher, to an afterschool director, to a credentialed KY trainer teaching Early Childhood professional development classes including the Child Development Associate.

I have been married for 21 years to my husband, Joel Thompson. We have one daughter, Ellie, and she attends Jessie Clark Middle School. We love being outdoors camping, boating, and most of all watching Ellie play softball.

Together with a team of amazing and creative teachers, I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. At All About Kids, we know that play is a child’s most important work, and we strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Thank you for sharing your precious children with us!

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Marie Laswell, Curriculum Director-

Hello! My name is Ms. Marie and I’m very excited to be a part of the All About Kids family. I am thrilled to be your new Curriculum Director. I am looking forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventures! I can’t wait to meet and learn all about you, but first I’ll tell you a little about me.

I was born in Georgetown, KY, and moved to Nicholasville about 18 years ago. I have three children ages 25, 23, and 17. I have fostered five other kiddos. I’ve been married for 17 years. I graduated from Scott County High School. I’m CPR certified and also have my CDA. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening and spending time with my family. One of my favorite things is working with children, helping them grow and develop. I can’t wait to meet you and start learning new exciting things. We will have many adventures together. I just know we’re going to make a great team!

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