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.

Meet the Director

Krystal Kinsey

Hello, my name is Krystal Kinsey, and I am very excited to be the new Director of Operations at Ivy Kids of Cypress Creek Lakes. I graduated from an all women’s college with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in History. I continued on to obtain my A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education. I have two daughters, a wonderful husband, 2 cats, and a dog. Both of my parents were in the Navy, and my husband served in the United States Marine Corps. I am happy to say that we are putting down roots right here in the Cypress area.

I have been in professional childcare for 12 years. That time has been spent in the classroom as a teacher, and as part of the administration staff, including my most recent role as a Director of a large school. I am very passionate about creating a community that nurtures each individual child to their fullest potential. My door is always open, and I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

Meet the Education Director

Maggy Gonzalez

Hello, my name is Maggy Gonzalez & I’m the Education Director at Ivy Kids CCL. I was born & raised in Houston, Tx. I am currently working on my early childhood education degree at the University of Houston- Downtown. I graduated from Cy-Falls High School and that’s where I discovered my passion for working with children. I took some courses where I would go to elementary schools & observe classrooms and I instantly knew that’s where I wanted to be.

I began working with Ivy Kids in 2019 and I was a Twos teacher for 6 years before I took the role of ED. I was honored and excited to take on this role & see what goes on behind the scenes of Ivy Kids as far as how the curriculum works. Now more than ever I know what is needed in every classroom & from teachers to make the perfect environment for all children. In order to make every child succeed they must be in a nurturing, caring & education environment where they can be themselves and their education can be accommodated to how they learn.

During my free time I enjoy traveling with my fiancé, watching medical shows, baking, reading and enjoying time with my loved ones. My goals include graduating with my bachelors and soon going to grad school. When I’m better suited for it, I would love to open up my own restaurant or bakery.

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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