About Us


I dreamt I stood in a studio,

And watched two sculptors there.

The clay they used was a young child’s mind,

And they fashioned it with care.


One was a teacher—the tools she used,

Were books, music, and art.

The other, a parent—working with a guiding hand,

And a gentle loving heart.


Day after day, the teacher toiled

With a touch that was deft and sure.

While the parent labored by her side,

And polished and smoothed it o’er.


And when at last, their task was done,

They were proud of what they had wrought.

For the things they had molded into the child,

Could neither be sold nor bought.


And each agreed they would have failed

If each had worked alone,

For behind the teacher stood the school,

And behind the parent, the home.


               - Author Unknown

Ashlyn Condie

Ashlyn is well loved by her students and she loves them just as much in return! Her energetic personality and thorough education in Early Childhood Education are what every parent is looking for when choosing a preschool teacher!  
Ashlyn graduated with her Early Childhood Education Associated Degree in May of 2017 and is continuing her education to receive a Bachelors Degree in American Sign Language so she can become an interpreter. She has spent years in the DSU preschool as a teacher and student, as well as a teacher here at CKA before becoming the owner!
When Ashlyn is not in the classroom, she enjoys performing with a Polynesian Dance group Siva Pasefika that she has been a part of for 13 years. She even spent an extended time on the Hawaiian islands immersed in the culture.  
She believes in teaching children real life and social skills along with an educational skills, and knows this can be done all while having fun! She also understands the importance of fostering independence, confidence, and joy in the heart of a young child. She is so excited to teach and knows that no matter how much she teaches the children they will continually teach her as well.