Proud Owner/Founder

Rashawn Carter - Kamau

 Proud Owner/Founder / Childcare Practitioner/ Director/ Lead Teacher 

Hello my name is Rashawn. Everyone calls me Ms. Shawn.... 

           I am a wife, mother of two children, step - mother of three and step- Nawnie (grandmother).

          In 2001 I became a Stay- At - Home - Mom after my daughter was born. Although I was very busy with two young children to care for, I started missing the things I enjoyed most about working. I thought about how much I loved to work with children. I loved  teaching and organizing activities for my own children.  I looked around our house and noticed how I decorated the walls with learning posters and had little learning centers set up for them. So in January of 2002 I opened as Rashawn's Daycare. I've been at it every since.

          Parents find that I always carry a positive attitude and healthy self - esteem. I believe in keeping open, honest, and confidential communications with each parent. I understand that children need appropriate structure, safety, and a clean environment with lots of learning tools. I'm very energetic and highly motivated in assuring that your children will receive just that. I'm always working to make every child feel special. I love to see the success in those around me. I'm very supportive of each family. I love to make people smile so I will crack a joke here and there.

          I am very serious about providing an environment that fosters healthy development of each child. My growing student loan debt can prove how true my passion is.  I'm constantly furthering my education to ensure that my knowledge and program evolves with the ever changing advancements within this field of education and business. 

          One other thing you should know about me. When you call, you will be greeted by a soft voice.  I was blessed with a voice that never matured past 3 years old.  So I don't want you to be alarmed believing that we would allow a small child to answer the phone. It's just me!


Meet the Staff

Owner/Lead Teacher

Founder and owner 2001
Curriculum designer
25 yrs exp
BA in Early Childhood Ed. Administration

Rashawn Carter - Kamau

* 25 years experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education.

*Taught early childhood in a childcare center as an assistant teacher for about 3 years while in college, taught in church ministry preschool classes, and was a director of the primary division in a church ministry program.

*Very motivated, have a positive spirit, creative and lots of patience.

*Certified in 1st aid, CPR, and AED. 

* Cleared finger prints and criminal background checks ran through the Mo Highway State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

*Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Administration.

*Associates in Early Childhood Education. 

*Diploma in Childcare Management.

*Master's in Early Childhood Education degree soon.

About Our Staff


 I am generally comfortable with up to about 10 children by myself. At times I may hire  full - time assistants when I have enough children enrolled. While attendance levels are low, I may have an assistant who comes only when needed.

*All qualified assistants must be 1st Aid and CPR certified.

*Have experience working with children and excel in family relations (Customer service). 

*Each person must have an approved finger print and criminal background check as well as clean bill of health. 

*All staff members must be required to take childcare related classes each year.

Assistant Teacher


Teresa Rogers

*15 years experience working in the field of Early Childhood Education.

*Has worked in various childcare systems, from teaching in church ministry, running a church nursery, providing nanny service to numerous families, operated a small in home daycare and homeschooling her own children.

*Has experience in working with special needs children.

* Wife and mom to 2 sweet girls.

*Loves working with children, has a warm personality that calms the most energetic child, is very organized and has a great heart for teaching children. 

*Certified in 1st aid, CPR, and AED. 

* Cleared finger prints and criminal background checks ran through the Mo Highway State Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

*Has many hours of CEC credits and pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education. 

Student Worker


Kierra Ford

*Rashawn's teenage daughter

* CPR and 1st Aid Certified

*Assist with caring for the children during the district's closings and afterschool.

*She has a sweet nature and very nurturing. She loves to cook for the children. The children love to spend time with her.

*Has 5 years experience in babysitting, nanny, and as a childcare worker. If interested in her babysitting service, call 816-213-4538.

Certified Emergency Assistant


Rayquan Kamau

*Rashawn's husband

*CPR and 1st Aid Certified

*Trained to assist in emergency cases

*Has cleared finger print and criminal back ground report on file.

*He assist with many aspects of the business such as accounting, marketing, carpentry and maintenance work for the preschool. 

*He loves singing with us during music time.

* He drives us to our field trips and outings. 

* He also owns a Bail Bond Agency. He does real estate, notary, taxes and insurance. If interested in his services call him directly at 816-726-3428.

Want to Join Our Team?

If you are compassionate, commited, responsible, dependable, natural team learder, creative, patient, friendly, trustworthly, business oriented, a goal - getter, and a life time student who is ready to begin a career as a team player of professional, organized and respectably skilled early childhood educating providers, then we want to hear from you.