Vickie Conmy is the owner/director and lead teacher at Kula Playschool. She has taught children for more than 25 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and she is a fully credentialed teacher. Vickie has taught in public, Montessori, and Waldorf schools in California and on Maui. She is very inspired by the play based, child centered approach to teaching and seeks to offer each family a childcare experience that values the uniqueness and beauty of every child.
Vickie enjoys arts and crafts, reading, and spending time with the loves of her life, her husband of 26 years and her teenage sons.
I can highly recommend Vickie Conmy as a child care provider. She cared for my daughter, Eva, two days a week from the time she was around one until she was three at her home day care in Makawao, from 2001-2003. Her little school was lively and stimulating, and always clean and organized. She had a regular daily schedule with the children, and a weekly schedule that provided a variety of activities that were fun as well as skill-building. I remember the children planting trees in the yard, doing all sorts of pretend play, and making music. She was particularly adept at teaching social skills; I think Eva learned some fundamental lessons about manners, sharing, taking turns, and using her words with "Auntie Vickie".
I'm happy to hear that she is offering day care again, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent day-care program for their child.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Vickie Conmy for fifteen years. She was my daughter’s first teacher. At the time, she ran a pre-school out of her home with 6 children in the class. It was pure magic. I have worked with children for most of my career, first as therapist and later as an elementary school teacher. Our connection with Vicki, not only enriched my daughter, but me as an educator and parent as well.
Vickie has the perfect demeanor and temperament to work with young children. She is patient, caring, and warm. She developed a way to teach and guide the class as they were exploring boundaries and growing as social beings. She was gifted at reminding the children of their true nature. As an example, if a child grabbed something from another child, she would gently say “It seems like you forgot your kindness. Remember to share with your friends.” She created a safe and supportive environment for the students to develop. We used many of her tips and strategies when dealing with our own children at home over the years. She also taught a values based curriculum that wove important virtues into each day. In addition, she is incredibly creative. My daughter could not wait to go to school each day to see what Auntie Vickie had planned for them.
The upcountry community is very fortunate that Vickie has decided to open her pre-school again. With years of parenting and teaching under her belt, she has much to offer the children that will attend her school. It’s exciting that another generation will get to experience her gifts as an early childhood educator.