Jessica Garzon, All About Us!
Play Island Explorers was founded on December 2019. We started our business for the children in our commuity to have a place where they can feel confident, express themselves freely, and learn while having fun. We have two half day programs Preschool/Kindergarten 3-6 yrs., and before and after school program 4-12 yrs. running during the school year. We are open for all school breaks, and during the summer we run a summer camp for children ages 4-12. We love to have the children in the community come and have a place where they can connect with peers, and staff that love them very much. During this short time being open we have connected with so many families, and love to see how happy, and confident the children feel when they walk through the doors. They have made friendships, and for some this is their first school, so we love to see how they have grown and continue to grow within our Play Island Explorers family.
Now I will share alittle bit about myself, and my family.....I am a mother of two little girls, and married to my wonderful husband for 8 years, and have been together for total of 22 years. Yes, that is my childhood boyfriend that I married. We have grown together, and know every little thing about one another, and I guess that is what makes us more than just a married couple, he is my best friend as well. With that said, we ended up having twins!! (which I always wanted, but didnt know I could have) but my wish came true and we were blessed with a beautiful surprise, two baby girls. At that time I made the decison to put my career on hold and do everything for my two little girls, and stay home with them until it was time for them to go to school.
During my free time I always thought to myself that maybe one day of opening up a small business for the children in our community, to have a place where they can learn, and build long lasting friendships that could last a life time. It was years of planning (in my head) at first, and then slowly making it happen when the time was right, and when my kids were ready to take their next steps in the big school. It was January 2019, when we took that next step and started putting our plans together (with my children by my side the whole time) for what came next. Play Island Explorers first started off as a dream, and thought.... and then we made it our reality. I knew I had to make this happen some way or another. The futrue of our kids is in our hands and it is up to us to give them a great experience so they can live and grow into amazing, confident, and loving human beings.
We hope to meet more of you lovely families soon!