Kiddos and Kin GRAND OPENING


Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 9 am-4 pm
751 St. Helens Avenue, Downtown Tacoma
Event on the Kiddos and Kin website
Event on Facebook

Kiddos and Kin—the music, movement and ‘magination studio in downtown Tacoma—is hosting a grand opening celebration on Sept. 12 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Kiddos and Kin provides music and movement classes for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and big kids ages 0 to 7 years old, and is owned and operated by Creative Enterprise alum Shay Ryan.

During their grand opening,the studio is offering free classes all day. All you have to do is register on their website for one or more of the following:

Free Classes— Sept. 12 only!

  • 9:30 – Toddlers “Wiggle & Grow,” ages 2 to 4 years old
  • 10:30 – All ages “Family Time,” ages 6 months to 6 years old
  • 11:30 – Babies “Sing & Play,” ages 0 to 20 months old
  • 1:00 – Preschool “Laugh & Learn,” ages 3.5 to 5.5 years old
  • 2:00 – Big Kids “Move & Groove,” ages 5 to 7 years old
  • 2:30 – Special Needs “Music Makers,” ages 2 to 6 years old
  • 3:00 – Big Kids “Creative Yoga,” ages 3.5 to 7 years old

Space is limited to 12 children per class, so preregister today!

Early childhood + business expertise

Photo courtesy of Kiddos and Kin Facebook page.

Kiddos and Kin owner Shay Ryan to came to Spaceworks’ Creative Enterprise program with the goal to expand her Kindermusik business by opening a studio focused on fostering young children’s artistic growth and strengthening the bond between caregiver and child.

An Early Childhood Music Specialist, Shay holds ECMMA (Early Childhood Music and Movement Association) certification and is licensed to teach all levels of Kindermusik curricula. She is also the co-writer and emcee of the popular interactive symphonic concert series “Mini Maestros” with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Shay’s extensive background in Applied Behavior Analysis compliments her masterful teaching and she has firsthand experience in the power of music and its ability to help facilitate language development and positive peer interaction.

Shay had been renting a space for for her business at Good Karma: Center for Joy for the last several years, but she’s excited to finally have her own studio to call home where she can offer many more classes.

“As an artist, running a business doesn’t come naturally,” Shay says. “Spaceworks is truly invested in helping small creative businesses succeed, and the rigorous training program gave me the specific tools to take my dreams to the next level.”

Spaceworks provided Kiddos and Kin with business training, one-on-one consultation, and marketing support.

What to expect from Kiddos and Kin

Passionate about the inclusive nature of early childhood activities, Shay welcomes children of all developmental abilities to experience the amazing bonding, social, and whole-child learning experience Kiddos and Kin provides.

The studio will offer many types of early childhood enrichment activities geared towards ages 0 to 7 years old and their caregivers, including music, creative movement, art exploration, sign language, family yoga, storytelling, drama and more.

You can check out the Kiddos and Kin schedule online, learn about the Kindermusik curriculum and get to know Shay better.

Make a day of it!

Just as the Kiddos and Kin grand opening is wrapping up, Spaceworks’ community celebration, High Five!, will be kicking off in People’s Park. Spaceworks is celebrating its fifth anniversary, which wouldn’t be possible with out amazing businesses like Kiddos and Kin.

To find out more about the FREE celebration in Hilltop, check out our blog post and the Facebook event page.