Quality programs for children

ages from 12 months to 12 years old

At Braithburn Academy your family will experience all of the benefits of a larger center, with the warm, family feel of a smaller center. Our long term, mature, professional staff are well trained. Their continuing education assures that they are current in the best early childhood education practices. Each day we provide a learning environment where children are safe, comfortable and happy. We offer extras such as field trips, library bus, guest speakers and more.
girl blowing a bubble
girl blowing a bubble
girl blowing a bubble
girl blowing a bubble
girl blowing a bubble

Why choose our center?

At Braithburn Academy children receive excellent childcare as well as kindergarten readiness skills. School age children enjoy a comfortable, safe and fun environment to spend time with friends, play games, get homework done, create art, play outside and enjoy down time.

We are a smaller center and all staff get to know each child individually. We have a cozy, family like atmosphere. Yet we are large enough to offer extras such as field trips, library bus, guest speakers and pony pictures.

Our staff benefit from less hours and are fresh and ready for each new work day. If your child's teacher is sick, we do not close for the day or operate while ill. Your child will be cared for by a part time staff member, who is familiar with the children and the program. Also, your child will be in a classroom with their appropriate age group. Each classroom has a developmentally appropriate curriculum and schedule. Our staff do not have to teach preschool while holding a baby, cooking lunch, etc.

Our Teachers

We hire staff who have experience, a positive attitude and who love working with young children. We maintain a positive work environment to help maintain our low turn over. Smiles and hugs are a big part of each day.

Teachers nurture children's self esteem, while encouraging them to explore the wonder of our world. Staff meet children's health and safety needs, teach an age appropriate curriculum and guide children in self help and social skills.

Our Owner

Shannon Burkhalter has owned Braithburn Academy since 2000. She has a BA in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Business Administration. She has worked in the industry professionally for 30 years as a teacher, program supervisor, director and as a district manager overseeing 7 centers. She has worked with children ages 2 months through 15 years old in a variety of businesses, including non profit, for profit, hospital, elementary schools and commercial centers.

Shannon thoroughly enjoys working with young children. Every day is a chance to see them learn and grow. Her philosophy is to teach children a love of learning. Her goal is for children to love school and to be set up for future success.

We offer:

  • Excellent, positive, experienced staff
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Safe, comfortable, child oriented classrooms
  • Positive guidance techniques
  • Convenient location
  • Great hours (6:30am - 6:30pm / Mon - Fri)
  • Consistent parent communication
  • Full time and part time schedules available

Braithburn Academy

Quality programs for children ages from 12 months to 12 years old
26410 NE Kennedy Dr Duvall, 98019 WA
Phone: 425-788-4343 Email: braithburn@frontier.com