Patrick Robinson
Julieann Crisostomo Donohue, at left holding the ribbon, the founder of the new Alki Beach Academy was there supervise the ribbon cutting for the new West Seattle child care and learning center Dec. 27.

SLIDESHOW: Alki Beach Academy opens for kids six weeks to six years

Caspar Babypants made a special appearance

Alki Beach Academy, (ABA) an infant through youngster daycare and learning institution opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a special performance by Caspar Babypants on Dec. 27.

The Alki Beach Academy is located at 2414 S.W. Andover, Suite F-102.

The ABA is owned by Julieann Crisostomo Donohue, Executive Director, whose background includes graduating from the Albers School of Business/Seattle University with a Business Administration Degree: focus on Marketing.

She's had a successful 25 year career in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech Industry managing and has marketed medical products. She previously successfully created and launched two family businesses. Donohue said, ""Knowing the value and precious gift children can bring to everyone if given the chance, is what drives our goals to provide quality education."

Donohue thanked all those present for helping her and her team realize a 15 year goal.

Alki Beach Academy has hired a Lead Supervisor Teacher who is a recent Graduate from the University of Washington. Her degree is in Education and Curriculum Development.

This individual will be in charge of the education & curriculum at the school.

The Academy provides care and education for children ages six weeks to six years they describe as "high-quality child care and educational services to the West Seattle, Alki Beach, Delridge and Beacon Hill communities."

The ABA has a 2000 Square foot outdoor play area and two infant rooms, two toddler rooms, two Preschool / Prekindergarten rooms plus a full kitchen facility with cafeteria style lunch room, computer lab and a specialist teaching room.

Their hours: 6:30am – 6:30pm, Monday through Friday Phone: (206) 510–4330

In a related note Caspar Babypants in his other name Chris Ballew said that the Presidents of the USA, his famous rock band has recorded a new album, entitled Kudos to You, and that they will play the opening show of a tour Feb. 15 at the SODO Showbox.

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