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.
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!
“ 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;Show more
“ 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;Show more
“ 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!Show more
“ 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;Show more
Frequently Asked Questions
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Child Care You Can Trust
It’s More Than Daycare, It’s KinderCare!
Whether your child is just starting to explore the world or on their way to big-kid school, we have exactly what they need to foster their love of learning and build confidence. See proof that our Early Foundations® curriculum prepares kids for kindergarten, elementary school, and beyond!
Leading the way as America’s most accredited child care provider.
Meet Our Classroom Heroes
From ABCs and 123s to social-emotional skills and problem-solving, our amazing teachers build kindergarten readiness and Confidence for Life™.
See how they bring learning to life at every age and stage!
Babies Are Reaching New Milestones
Babies are giggling, wiggling, and exploring the world one tiny step at a time! In our infant classrooms, little ones are discovering language, experimenting with problem solving, and practicing social and emotional skills.
Toddlers Learn Through Creating, Playing, and Exploring
Toddlers are on the move! At this age, that’s totally normal as they learn and discover the world around them. In our toddler classrooms, they’re building confidence through creating art, learning their ABCs, imaginative play, and so much more.
Discovery Preschoolers Practice Independence
Discovery Preschoolers are channeling their creativity, learning how to express themselves, practicing motor skills, and experimenting with language and literacy in new, exciting ways.
Preschoolers Are Building So Many New Skills
Preschoolers are exploring science experiments, creating artwork, and playing pretend with friends. We’re also boosting literacy and social skills through letter-building and group art projects!
Teachers You Can Trust
When we say we’ve got the best teachers around, we really mean it. You can rest assured that every team member clears rigorous national and state background checks. Plus, our hiring process includes the Gallup® Talent Assessment to make sure we hire educators who have that special something it takes to work with kids.
7-time Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award Winner
Every year we check in with our amazing team to survey how engaged they are, and for 7 years running we’ve earned the Gallup® Exceptional Workplace Award! We’re the first and only early childhood education provider recognized, and one of just four companies worldwide to receive the honor seven years in a row.
Peace of mind from pick-up to drop-off.
Child care isn’t just about caring for children—it’s about families and communities too! We’re committed to valuing the experiences and traditions you bring with you and honoring them within our community. Whenever you step through our front door, you’ll know that you’re in a place where your family is safe, happy, and celebrated for who they are.
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Our teachers join forces with families to help kids become lifelong learners while building confidence to live happy and healthy lives.
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Hear from families like yours.
When it comes to deciding on a child care center, we know there’s nothing quite like hearing from other families! Hear what Becky has to say about being a part of the KinderCare community:
“As a parent, I entrust my greatest blessing to the staff at KinderCare every day, and I am grateful for the loving care and guidance he receives. The teachers and director look at each child as an individual, with their own strengths and needs. My son has been blessed with awesome teachers who understand his challenges, and handle him with grace. My child has learned so much and continues to share with me the great activities that go on each day at "school!" Thank you to the KinderCare child care organization for an incredible early childhood curriculum that engages and teaches at all steps of the day, and a special thanks to Karen and her staff; they continue to do amazing works of ‘heart’ with all children.”
- Becky T.