Marzieh Mesferoosh, Center Director
Meet Marzieh Mesferoosh, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2012
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Childcare Management, Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration
Favorite Children's Book: Love You Forever
Meet Marzieh Mesferoosh! She is the Center Director at Overlake KinderCare in Redmond, Washington. Marzieh attended Rasmussen University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Childcare Management. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. She has been with KinderCare since 2012, and before that she was a teacher. “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ― W.B. Yeats. Outside of work, Marzieh enjoys reading, hiking, arts and crafts, and pottery.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Overlake KinderCare Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My childs name is Brittany and her teacher is Ms. Vian. Brittany has been with KinderCare for almost 3 months. I just wanted to let you know how much i appreciate everything Ms. Vian has done to help Brittany to improve her skills and personality.&lt;br /&gt; When Brittany went to kinderCare, she was a shy girl and knew little about spanish and numbers. Now, after studing with Ms. Vian, she is not shy anymore and can count to one hundred and speak Spanish (of course English too.) Yesterday evening, she even can read a kids book for me at home. I am so excited. She definitely couldn’t have done it without Ms. Vian.&lt;br /&gt; Ms. Vian has helped build the foundation for Brittany. The impact of her help is so significant. I truly can not thank Ms. Vian enough and will be forever greatful.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;”
Sam - KinderCare Parent
Our family started at your center in October of this year and we have been very satisfied with quality of care and attention you have afforded the children. We have been to a number of childcare facilities before but I am thoroughly impressed by yours.&amp;nbsp; The director and the staff are very welcoming, hard working, and cooperative.&amp;nbsp; The teachers all genuinely care for the children and always know the right balance of discipline and TLC.&amp;nbsp; The facilities are clean and organized and every wall is decorated with fun pictures and art work.&amp;nbsp; I love how we get the daily report cards&amp;nbsp; that tells me what&amp;nbsp;my child&amp;nbsp;has been learning about in class that day so I can talk to him about what he has learned that day.&amp;nbsp; I'm also impressed by the extra events organized such as parent teacher conferences, picture day, etc.&amp;nbsp; I always feel comfortable dropping of my kids at Overlake&amp;nbsp;Kindercare because I know they will be in good hands!&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;”
Jen Baisai - KinderCare Parent
I absolutely love KinderCare - Overlake. My both daughters have been here. The changes that have been made to the curriculum recently are all added bonus to an already a great place! I am impressed with the amount of activities (even for toddlers) that are being done: nursery rhymes time, art, circle time. I can clearly see difference in my daughter's activity level even within a few weeks of joining KinderCare.
Recommend very highly. Great Location + a truly caring staff - a winning combo!”
Purvi Modi - KinderCare Parent
I was a stay at home mom with my daughter for the first three years of her life. &amp;nbsp;It killed me to have to go back to work and leave her with someone other than a family member watching her for the first time, and my daughter's safety and happiness were the most important things to me in looking for a good child care program.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; It took some time for her to adjust to her first year, but the staff at Kindercare in Overlake was so helpful in helping her adjust, and supporting her to make new friends her age. &amp;nbsp;I remember the first day that I dropped her off and instead of clinging to my leg and begging me not to leave- she practically shoved me out of the way so that she could say hello to her friends. &amp;nbsp;It was right then that I knew that I made the right choice about who to watch my child.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; My daughter's teachers have been wonderful. &amp;nbsp;The curriculum is smart- her teachers make learning really fun for her and she is coming home everyday with something new that she learned in Kindercare. &amp;nbsp;I really feel like all the staff has taken the time to get to know my daughter, and really meet her at her needs. &amp;nbsp;I have come to pick my daughter and observed how the teachers are with my daughter and all of the other kids. &amp;nbsp;The staff at Kindercare really do love kids, there is just no other way to put it. &amp;nbsp;They genuinely care about the children and really actively interact with all the kids- definitely makes me feel comfortable knowing that my daughter's safety comes first.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; I would recommend Overlake Kindercare to any of my friends with kids. &amp;nbsp;It has been more than just a daycare or preschool- but a second home to my daughter and there is nobody else outside of the family I would trust to watch my little girl.&lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &amp;nbsp;”
Kristi - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Overlake KinderCare?
Everybody’s schedule is different. When the unexpected arises, KinderCare ensures you have access to reliable childcare in a pinch. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and drop-in childcare—you’re always covered with KinderCare.
How does naptime work at Overlake KinderCare?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.