ABOUT US

Mission, Vision, & Values

Our mission: Kaleidoscope nurtures the development of young children by providing equitable access to high-quality early learning centers and support for teachers and families.

Our vision: The transformation of communities, made more equitable when every child has access to high-quality early childhood education and every parent has childcare.

Our core values drive everything we do...

Learning

We view every moment as a chance to grow.

Kindness

We warmly express our care for others.

Creativity

We think beyond convention.

Teamwork

We work together to accomplish our goals.

Responsibility

We take action to make our community stronger.

Our Journey.

Kaleidoscope was founded by a career educator and new mom after recognizing the inequities in early childhood education and childcare. After completing the Tiny and Essential Fellowships with 4.0 Schools, Kaleidoscope launched a summer pilot in 2018 through the Summer Simulator program funded by New Schools Venture Fund. The program served a racially and socio-economically diverse group of children ages 3-4 and was met with 100% parent satisfaction. Measured by a nationally normed assessment screener for school readiness, 91% of our students improved in overall development.

Our first center will open in August 2022 at the redevelopment of Charity Hospital in downtown New Orleans. With over 11,000 square feet of custom designed space to facilitate exploration, open-ended play, and creativity, Kaleidoscope at Charity will set a new bar for early learning centers in the region. Kaleidoscope is for employers looking to add childcare as a benefit for working parents. Space is limited but still available. Contact us today.

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Meet Our Founder.

KIM FRUSCIANTE is the founder and CEO of Kaleidoscope Early Learning. Kim brings over a decade of leadership in school startup, curriculum design, team building, and teacher professional development. Kim graduated from Tulane University in 2005, and soon after began her career in Dallas as a teacher and instructional lead. She returned to New Orleans in 2010, as a founding teacher at Sci Academy, where she also served as the Social Studies Dean. When Sci Academy expanded into the charter management organization, Collegiate Academies, Kim became the founding Director of Curriculum & Instruction at G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy. Soon thereafter, she was asked to join the network team as Director of the network-wide teacher-training program. Kim is currently pursuing her Masters in Education in the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and resides in New Orleans with her husband and two young children.