Welcome and thank you for your interest in YAY Children, located in wonderfully spectacular West Seattle. We are a new Family Home Child Center for children ages 3 – 5. YAY Children is an acronym for Young’s Atelier for Young Children.

Our daughter loved having Young as her teacher. She is great with kids, an amazing teacher, and truly cares about the children she works with.

Sally and Leaf 🙂

Young was such a warm, welcome presence in my son’s life — and she always greeted me at the end of the day with a funny anecdote or moment she and Otis shared together. She knew how to manage both relationships so well — teacher-student and teacher-parent. We miss her tons!


We first met Young a few years back as a new Teacher at Hilltop Nursery School in Los Angeles. Our first impression of Young was her obvious love of children. We noticed how our daughter very quickly took a liking to her and out of the many teachers at the school Young quickly became her favorite. She was very patient and kind with our daughter and the other kids which is an excellent trait when dealing with the little ones. We would have loved for Young to stay at Hilltop, as we have a new addition to our family who…

Took and Teal

Young was a warm, attentive, loving caretaker who made our 3-year-old feel so special. As far as our girl was concerned, she was Young’s helper and companion, not a child being cared for. This fostered a deep bond that went beyond our expectations of any preschool teacher.