My name is Evelyn Knight and I am the owner and director of Zoo'n Around. I started working with children when I was 15 years old, and never looked back. I have over 15 years experience in Early Education and I have degrees in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Psychology and Human Development (with an emphasis in child development). I am an Early Child Education trainer with the Nevada Registry which regulates preschool teachers and childcare providers in the state of Nevada.

My passion for the ECE world goes beyond the 2 preschools that I own. Early on in my career, I noticed that many daycare centers did not put child development and what is best for the children first. They were more concerned in looking good for parents rather than doing what was best for the children. I began to wonder why these centers didn't just educate their families so that they could understand why they used the methods they used. The more education I received the more I realized that children were in need of more a developmentally appropriate preschools so I decided to open my own.

My husband and I opened our first preschool, Little Knights & Maidens, in 2008. In 2010 we were approached to take over Zoo'n Around and combine our 2 centers. Since this facility was much nicer than the one we occupied, we jumped on the opportunity. We are so blessed to have been able to develop our own developmentally appropriate preschool, nursery and childcare center. In 2013 we expanded to Lovelock where we have a second preschool.

On a personal note, I have 2 wonderful boys who have who have outgrown our center, but still love coming for a visit. I am a native Northern Nevadan and I love Nevada and it's rich history.

 


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Addie Brown
05/27/2015 9:52pm

Thanks for sharing.

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