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A great teacher who is full of excitement and love for her students can make all the difference in their lives.

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Kim Eggenberger


Our young family moved to Stanwood in 1991. Recognizing the great need for high quality child care, Home Sweet Home Daycare was born.

It was important for me to create an environment that I had been searching for as a working Mom for my own children. I've never looked back!

I have devoted my life to caring and educating children and their families. My team shares my passion and vision! We are early childhood educators, and we are striving for excellence for kid's sake everyday!

Opening our new program, Imagine That! ELC has been a decade long dream of mine. We are excited to share this wonderful program with our community!

Play on!

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Beka Johnston

Director/ Lead Teacher

Hello! I am Teacher Beka! I have deep roots in N. Snohomish County and lived in Stanwood since 2005.

I have 2 awesome children! We like to camp, hike, bike, explore, travel, adventure and all the fun things! Adventure is a family value!

I serve as a girl scout leader and public advocate for children's sake.

I have been an early educator for 20 years already and my what fun it's been! I hold an associates degree in General Studies and Early Childhood Education, as well as having over 200 hours in Professional Development and am still growing my brain at WGU.

I have educated students and families in Public Sector State Funded Preschool, Cooperative Community Preschool, and the Private Sector School. I am deeply passionate about the value of high quality, nurturing, developmentally appropriate early childhood (birth-8yo) education. Sixty years of solid research supports the short term investment and long term payoff of high quality early education. Early Ed is BIG business!

Imagine That has given me the opportunity to bridge my value for our natural world with my love for educating our next generation of world leaders and the earth's ambassadors! It is an honor and delight to serve my community!

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Jennifer Rice

Lead Teacher

My name is Jennifer Rice, and I am thrilled to be a part of the Imagine That team. For over 20 years I have been working with children in various capacities. My passion has always been geared towards early education, child development, and how to meet the needs of every individual child in a fun, personalized, and impactful way.

I take pride in creating meaningful memories while simultaneously empowering children to know that they can overcome challenges, be silly, dance, sing, create, use their imaginations, and be their genuine self. I like to lead by example with wearing playful earrings, holding impromptu dance parties, and creating in-the-moment craft activities or stories based on what their interest is that day.

Whether it’s searching decomposing logs to identify insects and mushrooms, scouring trees looking for the resident owl, or peering through the brush for our deer family's, watching my student’s excitement while observing the natural world around them is one of the biggest bucket-fillers of my day! Imagine That offers an indoor classroom to meet specific needs while also allowing us to learn, explore, grow, and create in the beautiful nature that surrounds us!

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Melody Wicks

Teacher's Assistant

My name is Melody and I am 20 years old. I have been working with children for the past two years and absolutely love it! I am currently attending Skagit Valley Community College pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Not only do I have a passion for teaching children, but also a passion for animals. Before COVID-19 I was a leader for a local 4-H Rabbit and Cavy (Guinea Pig) club program. In this role, I mentored and taught children of all ages about animals and their general care. This is what sparked my love of teaching.

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Aspen Cameron

Teacher's Assistant

Hello my name is Aspen! I’m very excited to be a part of the amazing team at Imagine That and work with your children. I am attending Skagit valley college for a teaching degree in special education and later plan to transfer to UW. I live in Stanwood with my family and I have 3 pets two dogs and a bearded dragon. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, riding my longboard, and hanging out with family.

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