About Miss Annika (Co-owner, Director, Teacher)
It is a dream come true to be opening a preschool facility in
my hometown! I grew up in Columbia, received my Bachelors
in Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia and my
Master's in Education from Northwest University in Maryville,
MO. I have taught in both preschool settings and elementary
schools. Before opening Ready Set Learn I was
the director of a local Christian preschool.
As a mom of 3 amazing sons, I understand the concerns a parent has placing their child in someone else's care. I am genuinely dedicated to providing the safest, warmest and educationally rich environment for your child. As an educator, I recognize the impression a teacher can leave with a child about learning and life. I am devoted to help children develop a love of learning and of life at an early age.
About Miss Katie (Co-owner, Co-director, Teacher)
First let me say I consider myself the luckiest person in the
world because I get to do what I love everyday - work with
little ones! I grew up in Columbia and spent much of my
teens and early twenties caring for children while
completing my degrees. I began teaching at the preschool
level 6 years ago and completed my Master's Degree
in Teaching from Columbia College in 2011.
I knew I was destined to open a preschool when I started teaching and spent every day laughing and
loving what I did! I absolutely love helping children build a positive view of education that they take with them
throughout their lives. Research shows the impact that early-learning experiences have on a child and because of
that I see it as my job to help make your child successful. Ensuring a bright future for your kiddo is my number one
Ready Set LEARN is a family-owned and operated learning center right here in Columbia. We decided to open RSL because we saw a lack of education-based early childhood programs in the Columbia area. Being educators,
we know the advantage that students have when they enter kindergarten prepared with successful educational
experiences. Above all, RSL was created out of a love for working with children and their families.
We follow the Missouri Pre-K Standards (see below) which are integrated into our curriculum guidelines (see below).