Meet the Owner

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Ana Avendano

As I reflect on my past experiences, in which has led me to this new adventure, one common denominator surfaces; my passion for educating children. Throughout my career as an educator, my most memorable moments were watching my students grow academically, socially, and gain confidence where they once lacked. These moments are what fuels my passion today and drives me to continue serving parents and children.

I have been in the education sector for over 14 years, and I served in various capacities, including ESL Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Instructional Coach.

I believe in and practice strong family values. I am married to a very loving and supportive husband to whom I share two wonderful children who are our pride and joy.

I am very excited to become part of the Long Meadow Farms Community and its surroundings. As an Ivy Kids owner, it is an honor to have the opportunity to empower and support families by ensuring our children have access to enriching experiences in a positive, nurturing, fun, and safe environment.

We owe our children the opportunity to build strong foundations in ways that are developmentally appropriate. At Ivy Kids, our enriched curriculum is based on multiple intelligences that creates self-motivated, life-long learners who are prepared for a successful future.
I look forward to meeting you soon.

Ana Avendano

Meet the Director

Nancy Hereford - Director LONG MEADOW FARMS

Nancy Hereford

My name is Nancy Hereford, I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and I am a certified Motivational Speaker and Trainer. I have over 25 years of experience as a Teacher, Director, and Director of Operations. I also work as a Child Care consultant.

I successfully owned and operated my own facility for 10 years and worked and continue to work in the Preschool Sunday School department as well as a Women’s ministry.

I am happily married and have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. I believe that with God, All Things Are Possible, and Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.

Meet the Education Director

LaShonda Broadnax - Education Director LONG MEADOW FARMS

Lashonda Broadnax

My name is Lashonda Broadnax and I am the Education Director of Ivy Kids Long Meadow Farms.

I have devoted more than 10 years working in Early Childhood Education. I obtained my Child Development Associate and I am continuing my education to earn my director’s credentials.

My goal is to obtain as much knowledge as possible to be an inspiration to every child and teacher that I come in contact with.

I am often reminded of a famous quote by Stacia Tauscher: “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”

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