What Makes Us Unique
WHO WE ARE
Kim and Joe Weatherby are the owners and teachers of NannyBoo’s Pre-K. They have been married for 19 years and have two daughters ages 13 and 10. They graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Social Work and Anthropology. Joe went on to get his Certificate in Computer Networking and a Masters Degree in Counseling, and operates his own counseling practice in the Seattle area.
Prior to teaching at NannyBoo's Pre-K, Kim worked with youth and families in the Rainier Valley for 20 years. She’s been a Social Worker, After School Program Director, Summer Program Director for kids in grades K-12, and Non-Profit Administrator for an outdoor preschool program for children with special needs. She also directed a transitional housing program for homeless individuals and families. Kim loves identifying the strengths in people of all ages and giving them opportunities to shine. She celebrates different energy levels, personalities, intelligences, and cultures.
Prior to teaching at NannyBoo's Pre-K, Joe worked for the Seattle School District as an IT specialist for 20 years. He brings a LOVE of Science and Technology to our Pre-K classroom and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) days. NannyBoo Pre-K kids love to call him "Mr. Joe the Science Pro".
Meet Claire Tirtoprodjo - our new classroom teacher for the 2020-2021 school year! Claire is passionate about sparking curiosity and a love of learning in children. She graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Child Development and her K-12 teaching certificate. She has taught in classrooms in Austin, Texas and around the Seattle area, in addition to work at local nonprofits that support education. She is a native Seattlite and lives with her husband and two children in Southeast Seattle.
Claire served as a substitute teacher at NannyBoos during our 2019-2020 school year and is thrilled to accept the role of co-teacher. Her son attended NannyBoos Pre-K for two years, so she is well versed in our teaching styles and curriculum. She looks forward to bringing her love of literacy and interest in other cultures to our classroom.
Together with her husband, Chris, she owns Tirto Furniture in NE Capitol Hill where they sell furniture made in their family’s workshop in Indonesia, where Chris is from. As a family they enjoy hiking, eating dim sum, and exploring the neighborhoods of our city.
Children learn best when they feel known and loved.
Play is a young child’s work, and is how they best learn. Fun should be the key element to any learning activity.
Every child is unique in a multitude of ways including their learning style.
There are many definitions of success.
Learning is best achieved when parents and teachers work as a team to support the child’s optimal development.
Emotional intelligence is a key component of kindergarten readiness.
Continuing education of teachers supports joyful interactions with students, and vibrant curriculum.
OUR EDUCATIONAL VALUES
Unlike a childcare center, Teacher Kim, Joe, and Claire are involved in every detail of the school. They are the curriculum developers, are with your child 100% of the day, and are your main point of contact throughout your time at NannyBoo’s.
We strive to provide a personal and individualized experience for each family and child.