Meet the Owner

Anila Rahim

Karim and I are proud of the opportunity to build another Ivy Kids. We have two loving girls who keep us young and are our daily reminders of why we do what we do.

I attended London School of Economics and received a Masters in Management of NGOs. Since then, my focus has been on managing non-profit schools and on creating opportunities for young children in impoverished areas.

I am fortunate to have a life partner who shares the love for children and the belief that we can make a difference in the world by taking small steps. We are doing our share by providing a holistic early childhood education to the children of the Cypress Community.

I am looking forward to the day when we will hold reunions for our Ivy Kids graduates and will learn about the impact they are creating in their communities. Some Ivy Kids will go on to become researchers who may find the cure for cancer, some would explore options for human settlements in space, some may use technology to bring hope in the education field for developing countries, some may become lawyers, doctors, teachers, and artists. We want to play our part in helping these kids pursue their dreams with compassion and empathy towards their fellow human beings. This is what drives us each day.

Ivy Kids is the first step in an exciting journey for these young children, and we feel proud and blessed to be part of their journey. Thank you parents for sharing these important years of your child’s life with us at Ivy Kids.

Anila Rahim

Meet the Director

Alexis Brasfield

My name is Alexis and I am excited to introduce myself as the Center Director here at Ivy Kids Cypress Creek Lakes. I have been in Early Childhood Education for 11 years. I began this journey as a lead teacher from infants all the way through Pre-K. My passion for Early Childhood and impacting lives has led me here. I believe that the foundation of learning and interaction that a child receives at an early age greatly impacts their learning in the future. I believe that every child should be taught with love and understanding. In order for a child to truly love learning, I feel that it is crucial to be in a positive, inviting learning atmosphere.

I am a mother to my 8-year-old Brayden. We love football, the Troll’s movie, and PIZZA!! During my free time, I love DIY projects and spending time with family and friends.

I am so honored and excited to be apart of the Ivy Kids Cypress Creek Lakes family and I look forward to meeting you and your family.

Meet the Education Director

Idalis Stevenson

I am so happy to be a part of the Ivy Kids family. I attended San Angelo State University majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Education. I had hopes of becoming a high school agriculture teacher, however, when I had my daughter, I found my passion for Early Childhood Education. I started my journey in the classroom as a toddler and twos teacher and then moved up to being the education director. Being a mother of two, I understand the importance of early childhood education. Each child is different and learns in their own way, I strive to create an environment that focuses and meets the needs of our students.  I am so excited to meet all of you and to work closely with your family in building a better future for your little ones!

Live Web Cam

Ivy Kids is proud to partner with WatchMeGrow’s classroom monitoring program.
You can sign up to see a live stream of your child’s classroom from your smartphone or desktop computer.


Mobile Phone Apps:
For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the iPhone Apps on the App Store.
For Android Devices: Please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the Play Store.

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