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Highlands Kids Club – The End of an Era Brings a New Opportunity

By May 26, 2020Connections

Carrie with her husband and sons, now ages 4 and 7.

Carrie Jamison, owner of Highlands Kids Club, has decided to pursue another career path and close her before school care program at Blakely Hall. We are so grateful to her for providing this much needed service to our community for the past nine years.

Carrie purchased the Highlands Kids Club program in 2011 after teaching elementary school music in Kirkland. She knew she wanted to start her own family and the program would provide more flexibility for her. Carrie and Highlands Kids Club served 20-25 students each year.

“I loved the families and watching the kids grow,” Carrie said. “In fact, I had eight kids from Kindergarten through fifth grade and still have connections with many of them.”

Thank you, Carrie, for all you brought to our community. Your energy and heart will be missed!

Blakely Hall before school care space

The Blakely Hall Studio is rented by before and after school care programs.

Highlands Council would love to help someone fill the vacancy left by Carrie. Licensing requirements from the Department of Early Learning can be found online.  Carrie has generously offered to help and is willing to sell the business to the right person. She advises anyone interested to get started now because the licensing process can take some time.

“It is the best job, especially if you’ve had experience in education but need more flexibility in your day,” Carrie said. “Working at Blakely Hall was a true blessing!”

If you are interested in pursuing the opportunity*, please contact We look forward to working with another before school program at Blakely Hall to serve the needs of the Issaquah Highlands community!

*Please note, this is not a job opportunity, this is an opportunity for someone to have their own business that rents space to operate out of Blakely Hall.