of RTP
2502 Presidential Dr, Durham, NC 27703 • (919) 544-5050

Meet the Owners!

Dear Parents,

I'm so delighted to welcome you to the Kids 'R' Kids RTP website! I'm Lynn Rasmussen, and I am deeply grateful and privileged to be the owner of Kids 'R' Kids RTP, an award-winning, double platinum, and accredited preschool in Durham, North Carolina.

Are you considering childcare for your baby, toddler, or preschool-age child?

As a mother, I’ve been in your shoes. 

It isn’t an easy decision.

For many parents, it boils down to "Are the owners of the school on site?"

In our case, I am here every single day.

We are so proud to be part of a larger Kids 'R' Kids family because it gives us access to cutting-edge curriculum like Brainwaves, rigorous training for our staff, and technology assets like ABC Mouse and WatchMeGrow.

Owner of Kids R Kids RTP in Durham NC a five star preschool and child care facilityEven so, as a parent, I would not send my children to a preschool without committed and visionary leadership. So let me tell you about my journey and my philosophy, so you can evaluate if Kids 'R' Kids RTP is the right fit for your family.

 

The Journey To Owning a Preschool  

I was a stay-at-home mother with three boys.  My house was the hub where all the children gathered and played. One day, my neighbors, Brooks and Julie Moye invited me to become a partner in the childcare business. As an interior designer, I did not understand why they would think I could run a preschool. They explained that though I did not have a preschool background, my management experience and love for children had prepared me well for the job. The Moyes and I partnered for many years and I'm grateful they saw my potential. Being a Kids 'R' Kids co-owner with the Moyes has been a truly rewarding experience.

The road to excellence has not been an easy one for us.  When we bought Kids 'R' Kids RTP seven years ago, we understood the challenges that lay ahead, we saw our goal very clearly: to provide a safe, nurturing, and academically-advanced preschool to the hard-working parents who work in Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, and Durham.

As a preschool based in the technologically-advanced RTP area, I also believe it is important to prepare the children in our school for the 21st Century.

Also, Kids R Kids Learning Academies is the first national early childhood education franchise to be granted Disrict Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI, SACS/CAI and NWAC) accreditation seal.

As a  parent, I am inspired to operate a high quality Five Star learning center. I am very proud to provide the most innovative facilities and effective educational programs for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. My sincere love for children and strong belief that they should have a solid foundation, in combination with Kids 'R' Kids methodology gives our preschool graduates an advantage in kindergarten. They are prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for elementary school -- and for life!

Child using a computer at Kids

Our center is approximately 17,000 square feet with 11 classroom suites, a cafeteria, a resource room, a large activity gym for before and after school students, and 4 large play areas separated for age groups.

 At Kids 'R' Kids RTP, we share a common desire with parents, which is to provide the absolute best for the children. Our high quality teachers, creative and fun educational programs and, of course, our state-of-the-art facility are some of the reasons why parents sign up right after they come in for a tour. 

My mission every single day is to live up to the compliment we received from a grateful father as he dropped his daughter off to Kids 'R' Kids:

 

"Lynn, when I leave my precious child at Kids 'R' Kids RTP, I feel like I'm dropping her off with my sister. Yes, I want her to learn and grow academically. But you know why I drive away happy? Because I'm leaving her in the loving environment that feels like home."

 

He added a piece of advice that I treasure to this day:

 

"Never forget-- the feeling that we are leaving our kids with family -- that's the true secret sauce at Kids 'R' Kids RTP."

 

I love children and am dedicated to making our school a great success. My door is always open for parents to come and discuss their needs, ask questions, give suggestions, and comments. Please don't hesitate to contact me!

 

What kindergarten readiness means to parent Kenya Solomon:  “Kids R Kids has become an extension of our family.  We have had both of our children at Kids R Kids RTP for over 5 years and throughout the years they been have super supportive.  We were first really attracted to the ability to monitor our children throughout the day online (yes a little over protective) but we became more at ease after working with the family oriented staff.  The administrative staff is very professional and accessible which is important to us…The education of which both children have received has really set them up to excel in Kindergarten and First grade.”  Kenya Solomon, Parent (Source: Google Review)

 

I invite you to visit our classrooms and experience our warm and friendly environment where children are "Hugged First and then Taught". To schedule a tour, simply fill out this form and let us know what time you would like to come in, or call us at 919-544-5050!

 

Will you come in to see us?

 

Respectfully,

 

Lynn Rasmussen 
 

P.S. Below is one of the buses we use to transport our school age kids from elementary schools in Durham and Raleigh for track-out camps, before and after school care, and our super-exciting summer camps!

 

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