regional staff

Kim Avendt

Enrollment Specialist

I started at The Learning Tree in 2001 and have worn many hats! When you hear that The Learning Tree promotes within the company and likes to mentor their employees to grow with them; I am sure proof! I started as an assistant teacher and then moved up to become a lead preschool teacher.  I then moved into the lead school age teacher position and helped during day camp with field trips and transporting children. I saw myself growing with the company and moved up to become the staff trainer.  I stayed in this position for a short time and quickly moved up to become the assistant director.  In 2005 I was promoted to the Director. Being a Director, my favorite part of my job was always giving tours and talking to prospective families about The Learning Tree; I always said that if I could create my perfect job it would be giving tours every day! Well, that is exactly what I get to do now!  I talk to prospective parents about all 5 of our amazing centers, the quality care we provide the children in our care, and what they can expect while their child is enrolled at our centers.  I love making that first connection with a parent and finding out what their needs are and how The Learning Tree is going to accommodate their needs and more! 

When I am not talking to parents about how amazing The Learning Tree is you can find me with my family!  I have a daughter named Alexa who is attending MSU(Go Green!) and a 12 year old son named Christopher.  Both of my children grew up at The Learning Tree! I have been with my husband for 25 years and we love spending time outside, entertaining, and doing things as a family.  I also enjoy reading and Cooking!


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