Dear Kids Connection Family,

The Kids Connection Daycare Board has completed their search for the Director of Kids Connection.

Halina West grew up in the North of England attending Beechwood Grammar School and Didsbury College where she obtained a Bachelor of Education degree in 1974. She taught first grade for fifteen years in England and the Bahamas before relocating to Springfield in 1988.

Mrs. West has two daughters, one that lives in Florida and one here in Springfield. She also has a sister that still resides in England along with a great niece, Millie, who is two.

In 1994 she owned and operated her own preschool in Ozark and a few years later opened a 2nd location in Springfield. From 1994-2012 she took part in over 200 hours of continuing education classes that related to early childhood development and growth. In 2012, Mrs. West retired to pursue her love of travel and spend more time gardening. She is now ready to resume her role as an early childhood educator and director at Kid’s Connection and looks forward to working with and loving each of the kids that attend the Kids Connection daycare.

Most sinceHalina Westrely,Kids Connection Daycare Board

Helena West




Miss Kay – Lead teacher.

Born and raised in Springfield MO. Over 25 years of experience working in the preschool field. Currently attending MSU to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family development. I am looking forward to teaching your child.