Get to Know Us
We are a dynamic team of highly trained and state licensed educators in the area of Early Childhood Special Education who bring more than 40 years of experience working with early learners and their families in the areas of communication, social skills, behavior, cognition, gross motor, fine motor and adaptive skills.
Kids In Full Bloom was born after years of ideas and dreams shared between two public school teachers who knew they had the potential to do more, teach more, reach more and impact more. We recognize the need for those children who don't meet the qualifications for a diagnosis, who don't qualify for special education services, and those who need more than what is being provided through their current programs. We serve all children from typically developing and beyond. We serve the whole family in the environments where they face challenges.
The lilac bloom symbolizes youthful innocence, confidence and acceptance and encompasses what we strive to achieve with everyone who becomes a part of the Bloom family.
ABOUT MS. RENE'
RENE' RYNESTAD, M.Ed., ECSE
Early Childhood Coach & Consultant
Rene' Rynestad is a certified Early Childhood Special Education teacher in the state of Virginia. She began with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Hearing Impairment and worked for 6 years with Manassas Park City Schools as she earned a Master's in Education (M.E.) in Early Childhood Special Education from George Mason University. She has been employed with Prince William County Schools for the past 25 years, achieving 31 years of experience and team building in this community.
René is a lifelong learner who actively participates in current professional development courses and trainings. She is a member of the National Association For The Education Of Young Children. Rene' is also a VCPD Certified Early Childhood Professional Development Provider. She has worked with children and families having a variety of disabilities and is part of a full network of professionals that will be a benefit to your child as she moves forward with Kids in Full Bloom. Rene' is totally invested in the children and families she has worked with over the years, often remaining in contact with them. She delights in hearing how her students continue to progress.
René lives in Catlett with her husband, Todd, and youngest son, Caden. They also have two older children, Basil and Sadie, who have both graduated college and remain employed in Northern Virginia. She enjoys spending time with family, travelling, organizing group get-togethers, reading, decorating and entertaining friends. She brings her enthusiasm for life, living and learning to Kids In Full Bloom.
ABOUT MS. KAT
KAT KHALATBARI, M.ED., ECSE
Early Childhood Coach & Consultant
Kat Khalatbari is a certified Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in the state of Virginia. She earned her M.E. in Early Childhood Special Education from George Mason University in 2009. Kat has over 10 years of experience working with preschoolers of varying disabilities and their families. She prides herself in building lasting relationships with families through working together as a team to get her students to be functional in their home and their community by improving communication, behavior and social skills.
Kat has extensive knowledge of early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practices. She stays current and informed about educational trends through actively pursuing continuing education. She is a member of the National Association For The Education Of Young Children. Kat is also a VCPD Certified Early Childhood Professional Development Provider.
Kat is a native of the area and lives in Gainesville with her husband, Bruce, and two sons, Daren and Soren. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and capturing life's little moments on her Canon (fun fact: all photos on this site were taken by her!). She can often be found at events around the community with her family. She brings her creativity and passion for helping others Kids In Full Bloom.