Mission Statement


Cherish sets a new standard in early learning education offering a wholistic approach that deeply considers each childs mind, heart, culture & interests. With an emphasis on relationships, we engage a village model, we consider ALL of life and nature. We hope to inspire children to be life-long learners, stewards of the environment & each other, creating a better world for future generations. 

Our Village Leaders

Infinite Thomas

Director, Social Entrepenuar

Hillary Hansen

Lead Teacher, Nature Explorer

Ephesia Williams
Supporting Lead, Mindfulness Practitioner

Infinite is the Founder of Cherish Academy. She is a social change maker & educator dedicated to creating equitable systems, bridging communities and inspiring and uplifting people through impactful experiences. Her legacy is tethered to her love & dedication to children and her community engagement work.

In 2010, after a decade of adult & youth Education & Mentoring, Infinite was hired as a stand in Director for a Preschool.  She immediately fell in love with the classroom & her work with young children in early learning began. Infinite Spent 5years as a Montessori Teacher, & also earned certification as a Child Yoga Instructor. Her aim is to create the world she wants to see INSIDE the classroom.


Raymond Williams

Educator, Master Farmer, Science


I have a deep passion and understanding of the different ages and stages of early childhood. I began this journey when I found out that I was going to be a mother just under 13 years ago. To ensure that I could be a great mother, I started taking parenting courses to understand the development of a growing child and I fell in love with becoming a Teacher in the early education setting.  

I am proud to say that I graduated from South Puget Sound Community College in June of 2019 with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. My personal goal is to engage with each child on a deep level that supports their individual developmental goals while providing interesting activities that incorporates the magic and wonder of childhood.  I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise a child, and I am so thankful to be a part of your village. 

My name is Ephesia and I am so honored to be apart of this community. I started in child care about 6 years ago when I was in high school working as a nanny. I moved in with a family and they had a home school curriculum they had me teach their kids. I fell in love with the teaching and got a strong start as a teachers aid.  I started running my own class but I wanted a more creative environment.

My friend connected me with Infinite and Im really excited to teach at school that shares my values. 




















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