Ms. Kimberly Batayola was born and raised in Washington state. In 2003, she moved to California to attend Dominican University of California. In 2010, she was hired on as an Early Childhood Educator, working with children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. During the following 2 years, she enrolled in a graduate program with Central Michigan University at their satellite campus on Camp Pendleton. Ms. Batayola holds an Associate in Child and Adolescent Development, Bachelors in Psychology and Master of Education.
Since working in Child Development Centers, Ms. Batayola has achieved accreditation for each respective program from National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA), Council on Accreditation (COA), and Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA). As the designated safety officer, she also obtained National Program for Playground Safety Inspector certification.
During her years working with military children, Ms. Batayola found her inspiration from resources that build social-emotional skills, and resiliency. Every up and down is an opportunity for growth. Ms. Batayola thrives on research and on-going learning, specifically from Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and programs like Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS), Kids Include Together (KIT) and First 5.
Ms. Batayola volunteers with many family-focused organizations like Shorin Ryu Karate Camp Pendleton, Noble Path Foundation, Promise 4 Paws, Splash Foundation and her church’s youth programs. She has one son, Andrew, and their dog, Bleu. They love the outdoor sports, and volunteer with a local rescue to foster dogs.