Ayumi Kato joined the Buddings team in 2017, after she had worked in daycares for 10 years in Japan (she got her Early Childhood Educator's degree in 2007). Her bright smile immediately lit up the room, and over the years, she shines on, with calm patience, and an open heart.
Ayumi is a natural teacher, with a sense of curiosity, and a genuine desire to present children with options and information they can use. She helps them learn through experience, and express themselves creatively.
She was home with her baby girl in 2020, but in 2021, our floor super-visor, and expert ECE returned as a mom, bringing that experience, and a new maturity back to her practice. She has a long-term vision now, and this summer, we're thrilled to have her as our new manager.
Ayumi takes over a tight ship, and has lots of experience, with children, and our systems. Find her at Broadway most mornings, and online at firstname.lastname@example.org.