Our Team

Accessible childcare for all

We are dedicated to ensuring that parents have access to world-class childcare no matter what their work situation. Thanks to our experienced team, we have a seamless process that allows employers to integrate childcare facilities into their programs, and help retrofit & design facilities where children can be nurtured.

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Meet Our Masterminds

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Program Specialist at Mountainland Head Start

Andrea S. Tauteoli

Andrea Tauteoli is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. Previously, she worked in the correctional arena but left that field to become a mother of 4 children. Upon returning to the workforce she worked to help families out of poverty and offer assistance to children who have disabilities.

She has been with Mountainland Head Start for 10 years, where she is a Program Specialist.  She oversees day-to-day operations at Lehi Head Start Center, provides leadership and supervision to classroom staff, and serves as a liaison to the administrative office, parents, and community.

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Instructional Coach at Mountainland Head Start

Heather M. Rhodes

Heather Rhodes is an Instructional Coach in Lehi for Mountainland Head Start - a program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children.

Before joining Mountainland Head Start in 2010, Heather was a stay at home mom to her twins. After her children began school, Heather obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education, Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University and began working in education. She now oversees the Lehi Center and coaches the staff in Professional Development and Trainings.

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Co-Founder

Anneke Cannon

Anneke Cannon graduated from the University of Utah in 2012, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. She has owned and operated her own business for the past 7 years.

After her son was born, Anneke recognized a huge deficit within the childcare industry. Realizing that not only were most centers unaffordable, inconvenient and inaccessible but also that employees were underpaid and overworked, she knew that there had to be a better way.

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Co-Founder

Jessica Smuin

Jessica has devoted her career to supporting women in realizing their full potential in the workforce. Her vision is to promote inclusive cultures by providing a work/life balance that removes barriers for women to remain in their careers and continue to contribute on a meaningful level.

From a young age, Jessica experienced firsthand the value of work/life balance. Take your child to work was a daily event during her childhood. This foundational experience during her early years continues to enrich her life today.

Families Deserve Better

Families Deserve Better

Bring KidConnect to your location and give your team members the experienced childcare support they deserve.

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