My 4 year old son (recently turned 4) attends Kozy Kids twice a week and has had a wonderful experience. He had never been in a childcare setting for more than a few hours so we were especially anxious and careful in selecting one that we thought would suit him well and give him nurturing and thoughtful care. We knew immediately that Kozy Kids was the place as Diana introduced us to her lovely preschool. My son enjoys the fun activities, Diana and her staff, and the education that he’s received. He started there with a mild interest in the alphabet and recognizing/writing some letters. The staff has really inspired him to and helped him know his letters and sounds, write letters, and spell words. He pursues it with great zeal now and has grown tremendously, with a lot owed to Kozy Kids and the activities there. My son also loves the imaginative exercises, yoga, and outdoor play that are so important for children to have a positive outlet for their energy and an ability to find a calm center. The physical space of the school is beautiful and well-conceived. The communication from the staff to the parents about the daily activities of each child is wonderful. I love that my son is eating healthy and yummy foods for every snack and meal. As a teacher and a social worker, respectively, my husband and I have high expectations for anyone who cares for our children and Kozy Kids has met and exceeded those. We feel so fortunate to have them teaching and caring for our son!
Midge & Dan
“Kozy Kids has exceeded expectations”
My daughter has been at the Kozy Kids for almost two years now. She started at the age of one, and adapted really well since her first days, because she was loved and hugged, and treated with motherly care, and surrounded by older kids who played with her and treated her with gentle care.
Diana (the owner) is a fantastic care provider; she genuinely loves children, and always thinks of their best interest, which is what any good parent wants from a teacher and a caregiver. Diana is a very loving and kind person, but at the same time she knows how to keep children on their best behavior, and how to teach them good manners and respect for others. I want my daughter to grow up to be a kind, fair, and strong person, and I believe that Diana is a fantastic role model for my daughter.
I love the curriculum that Diana offers, and I can see that my daughter continues to learn and advance, and that she is well prepared for her future years in kindergarten and at school. My daughter brings home tons of crafts, and the variety of “techniques” used to paint on a piece of paper never ceases to amaze me. She also brings a lot of colored pages with shapes and letters on them, and she knows all of the shapes and a lot of letters already, and she’s not even three.
Diana provides organic, healthy snacks and lunches to the kids, and I love coming in the morning to a smell of freshly made pancakes.
I feel that the age variety amongst kids is a great asset to this preschool: younger kids learn advanced skills from the older kids. My daughter’s language and social skills are very developed, and I believe that the preschool settings contributed to it the most. Now that she’s older and there are kids that are younger than her, she is learning about taking care and playing with “babies”, and I think this is a great experience that teaches her to be caring for others that are more fragile.
Whenever anyone asks me if I can recommend a daycare for their children, I always recommend the Kozy Kids, and I always have great things to say about it.
Andre & Natalia
“Kozy Kids has been a wonderful place for our son. The environment and space is completely dedicated to the kids. Lots of reading, art, books, writing and one-on-one attention…Diana and her staff are caring and nurturing. We’re very happy we discovered Kozy Kids!”
Emily & Mark
“We’re very happy we discovered Kozy Kids!”
“My son has been going to Kozy Kids for over two years. We have absolute confidence in Diana and her program. She always looks out for the best interest of the kids and provides a caring, educational, and active environment. We are expecting our second child and when she is old enough, she will be going to Kozy Kids as well!”
“We have absolute confidence in Diana and her program.”
My son started at Kozy Kids when he was 18 months old and continued there until he started kindergarten this last fall. My daughter has now attended Kozy Kids for nearly 3 years. I still remember my first impression of Kozy Kids; creative, kid-friendly, and clean! Each morning I drop my daughter off she is greeted by Didi and a new project to begin. Her favorite place to start her day is on the couch (pint-sized to fit my daughter) where she chooses a book from the library to read to her baby doll. Didi and her assistants make learning fun. Whether they are growing plants, watching butterflies grow from caterpillars, making groundhog puppets, searching for bugs in the backyard, or visting the zoo on a field trip Kozy Kids is full of fun, safe learning.
“Creative, kid-friendly and clean!”
We have had the pleasure of sending all 3 of our kids to Kozy Kids.
Diana runs an amazing school on many levels! She has an extremely energetic and positive energy that she puts toward loving/teaching her students thru yoga, serving only organic food and providing a clean and organized environment!
She really cares and we are lucky to have found such a great place to send our kids!
Stacey & Jason
“Diana runs an amazing school on many levels!”
“I love Kozy Kids!! They have become our second family; they genuinely care about your child’s success in all aspects of life! My daughter has learned to communicate her feelings, exercise artistic expression and excel in her alphabet; number’s, colors, as well as gain a firm foundation of ethics and morals. I feel a sense of relief to have found Kozy Kids in a society where education is becoming more of a commodity and less of an investment. I’m thankful every single day for Kozy Kids.”
“I love Kozy Kids!”
If your child’s attendance at Kozy Kids begins during the spring, you might unexpectedly find a jar of ladybugs accompanying you home one evening followed by the endearing ritual of watching your son or daughter release them into the soil of your own garden. At the same time, your toddler may suddenly start talking with great enthusiasm about vegetables, including the ones he refuses to eat at home, all because he has learned about them and helped to plant a community garden at Kozy Kids.
If your first exposure to Kozy Kids begins in the heat of summer, you will quickly see how your child thrives outdoors in a backyard designed exclusively for kids. With frequent outings to a nearby park and more ambitious adventures to places like the Oregon Zoo, your child will have meaningful educational experiences accompanied by the physical activity they need to grow healthy and strong. On a recent walk to the park, for example, my son was tasked with the assignment of collecting and surveying rocks; he proudly brought them home in a linen bag which he had also decorated.
If your child is introduced to Kozy Kids in the fall, when older siblings might be headed off to elementary school, you will be amazed by the quality and quantity of academic learning which takes place here. After quickly absorbing colors and numbers, days and months, and the letters of the alphabet, my son moved on to master even more complex skills like recognizing letters by sight, singing songs from memory, and reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” from start to finish. By promoting a natural sense of curiosity, encouraging self-expression and providing structured lessons with hands-on learning activities, I’ve watched my son acquire so much knowledge.
If it is the dead of winter when your little boy or little girl is fortunate enough to begin their stay at Kozy Kids, as my own son was, you will marvel at the excitement they bring home each day. Whether making a new friend, understanding a new concept, or finding a new form of independence, they learn from helping others, learn from taking care of their own needs, and learn from becoming part of a new community comprised of active kids and caring adults.
More than this, however, Kozy Kids, simply put, is my child’s home away from home. Of course, I could say so much more about Diana — her contagious enthusiasm, her genuine love of kids, her seemingly limitless energy, and her obvious creative talents, all immediately come to mind. But I also know that once you meet her and tour, you will undoubtedly feel the same positive energy, the same reassurance of safety, and the same spark of excitement for learning that I did.