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Shire Early Education (S.E.E.) is a consciously minded and heartfelt preschool program for children ages 3 – 5. We prioritize inquiry and creativity. Through this process we weave in academic skills organically, based on students interests and natural curiosity. S.E.E. was founded in 2017 by Ashley (Tink) Kelly and Shaundra Fontaine in Boise’s North End and accepts students from throughout the treasure valley and beyond.

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Ashley (Tink) Kelly

Co-owner, Teacher

Founder of S.E.E. Ashley “Tink” Kelly has dedicated her life to education in hopes that all children will have the opportunity to learn according to their individual needs and desires. She is passionate about integrating inquiry based learning, the Reggio Emilia approach, and outdoor education.

Ms. Tink is a certified elementary educator in Idaho and Oregon with an endorsement in literacy education. She obtained her degree at Boise State University at the top of her class. Since then she has taught at Sage International School of Boise, Summer Literacy Academy, & for The Portland School District.

Shaundra Fontaine

Co-owner, Teacher

Shaundra Fontaine has always been drawn to children. She has spent her entire life surrounded by their love as a nanny, a Registered Nurse, and a Midwife. As this opportunity arose to be a Co-Founder of S.E.E. she saw it as a beautiful step towards constantly growing and being with what she loves most, children.

Ms. Shaundra has learned from children all over the world while adventuring as a nanny in the Atlantic Ocean, volunteering at an orphanage in Nicaragua, and guiding babies into the world across Idaho, Tanzania, and the Navajo Nation. She has a strong desire to continue this adventure of learning and growing with children.


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Schedule a tour of  our school and grounds at Shire Early Education!

Tours last 60 minutes and include and introduction to the teachers and viewing of the classroom and facilities: play equipment, front and back play yards, vegetable garden and chicken coop. We require a $25 fee for the tour, which is non-refundable, but can be applied to your first month’s tuition. To schedule a tour, contact us using the form below.

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