Maria Seifi is the owner and director of Preston Kiddie Kollege. Maria began her career in child care when she opened a home-based daycare in 2002. She provided a daycare service for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. She started with a small group then the demand grew quickly enough that she soon had to hire two daycare teachers to keep up the quality childcare that she provided. When the demand for her daycare grew beyond what she could care for in her home, Maria was able to realize her dream to own and operate her own licensed daycare facility. Maria's main goal was to provide the love and comfort of her home childcare in a larger facility.
Maria is a hands on director and owner and maintains a daily presence in the center. Maria not only keeps an open door for parents to come by, but also makes regular visits to the classroom to visit with the children and provide that extra bit of TLC that every child deserves! She stays up to date on trainings regarding child development, as well as, trainings in business management that allow her to create an optimal work environment for her employees. Some of these trainings include Transporting Children Safely, Early Childhood Brain Development, and an HR Boot Camp hosted by Head Start aimed at Directors and Administrators of preschool facilities. These ongoing trainings help everything run smoothly and that trickles down to a happy learning environment for the children.
Maria strives to create a family atmosphere at the school with open communication and respect for each family and their priorities. Maria has a Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from University of Maryland and holds a Child Daycare Director license with certificates in CPR and first aid. Maria is married and has two children.