Meet the Director

Jessica Bradford - Center Director - LAKEMONT

Jessica Bradford

This is my second opportunity to work for Ivy Kids. I originally began my journey with Ivy Kids Barker Cypress, where I came on three months after opening and stayed for almost three years. I recently received an opportunity to join the Ivy Kids family once again here at the Richmond location.

I’m originally from Portland Oregon and moved to Houston 7 years ago. I have a 15 year old daughter and come with 24 years of experience in early childhood education. I truly believe that all children are gifted in some area of learning and are excited to learn. I feel that it is my job to create those opportunities that excite and motivate our children as well as keep a safe and nurturing environment that the parents feel good about leaving their children in.

There is no greater reward than to know that every day we step foot into the center, we have an
opportunity to change a child’s life.
Jessica Bradford

Meet the Education Director


Natalie Parffrey

“Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education” -Martin Luther King Jr.

Hi, I hope that you are well! My name is Natalie Parffrey, I am very fortunate to be the Education Director at Ivy Kids! I have had the pleasure of working with children and in Education almost my entire life. I come from a long line of Educators and I have experience in both early childhood, and adult education. I studied and graduated from the University of Houston with a BA in Psychology, and a minor in Law, Values and Policy.

I believe that a foundation of care, trust, and respect for diversity, is crucial in developing the appropriate environment needed in order for students to learn and succeed in their learning objectives.  With Positive schooling, students can truly flourish and do their best. I believe that with social acceptance, trust in your teacher and a supportive environment, students produce both psychological and educational benefits that not only promote hope and the opportunity to learn, but also provide students with the esteem they need for years to come.

I am looking forward to serving you and your family’s needs while encouraging and promoting growth, education, and happiness with the Ivy Kids Family!

Live Web Cam

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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.
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