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History of

Bounce n' Boogie

Bounce n' Boogie opened its doors in 2008 with a simple vision for creating a fun, affordable, and engaging space for babies and preschoolers to interact through music and movement.  Emily had searched for programs to enroll her then 2 year old and baby and could not find a program that had flexible scheduling, affordable pricing, and accommodating classes that incorporated various ages. Emily decided to put her education degree to work in a different way and offer some classes based on her background in music, dance, gymnastics, and extensive work with preschoolers. The initial classes were full from the day she opened and thus Bounce n' Boogie was born! Bounce n' Boogie fills the need for affordability, flexibility, and FUN in the area of early childhood development.

Bounce n' Boogie is proud to be a one-woman owned local business serving the Albuquerque and surrounding communities 

for over 13 years! 

Mission and Vision

“A close look at what constitutes the best kind of experience for infants and young children leads quickly to the arts. From a baby’s first lullaby, to a three-year-old’s experimentation with finger paint, to a seven-year-old’s dramatization of a favorite story, developmentally appropriate arts experience is critical. For all children, at all ability levels, the arts play a central role in cognitive, motor, language, and social-emotional development. The arts motivate and engage children in learning, stimulate m​emory and facilitate understanding, enhance symbolic communications, promote relationships, and provide an avenue for building competence. The arts are natural for young children. Child development specialists note that play is the business of young children; play is the way children promote and enhance their development. The arts are a most natural vehicle for play.” 

 The Arts Education Partnership

Our mission is to develop a solid educational foundation through integrated and imaginative play that is grounded in music, movement, and visual arts. 

So essentially we believe that preschoolers love to move and groove and by directing this energy, we can enrich their minds with essential information that will not only prepare them for school, but also inspire them to love learning. 


"...For it is the movements of their body that create the pathways

 in their mind for reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, 

and creative thinking."

Susan Johnson, MD

Meet our Owner, Mrs. Yaya

My name is Yajaira Cabrera, better known as Yaya. I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I’ve been married for 14 years, mommy of two princesses and two cupcake eating boys , one cheering us from Heaven. I love doing crafts and Pinterest. I love to cook while I’m jamming out. My favorite part of the day is dinner time, enjoying a good meal with my family and talking about our day. Family time is so precious to me. Bounce n' Boogie is so dear to me. I had the pleasure of teaching and hosting birthday parties in 2013. I’m excited for my return now in 2020!

Meet our Teachers

Mrs. Kathy

Hi, I am Mrs. Kathy and I have been with Bounce n Boogie for 9 years. Before teaching at Bounce n Boogie I was a substitute teacher with APS for 14 years. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my husband to visit our kids and grandkids. We like to go camping and on road trips in our RV. I believe kids are like flowers, they all blossom on their own time.

Mrs. Kelley

Hello! My name is Laura Chávez. I am one of the teachers at bounce n’ boogie. I have 8yrs experience working at child care and learning centers, with babies and preschool. I have 6yrs experience teaching dual language (Spanish) kinder and 1st grade. I love teaching kinder and preschool, it’s such an amazing age group to teach. I was born in Texas and raised in Mexico/El Paso Texas. I attended and graduated from The University of El Paso at Texas with a bachelor’s degree in bilingual education K-4th grade. I hold an early child education license and a level III teacher assistant license with an endorsement in bilingual education.

My husband and I have been married for 6yrs. We have four girls. My three step daughters (ages 21, 17 and 14), and our daughter Janai is 2yrs old. I love doing crafts and traveling with my family. I am very excited to be teaching at this amazing place and to be part of an awesome team! 

Mrs. Laura

Mrs. Kami

Meet Kami! One of your class instructors and ActiveME teachers!

Hi! My name is Kami and I'm so proud and blessed to work at Bounce n' Boogie!

I have been working with children for over 18 years and received my Early Childhood Multicultural Education degree in December 2011. I have always known I wanted to work with young children, and enjoy working with and learning from them every day. I also have many years of experience working with children with disabilities and both my children have received early intervention services. I enjoy bringing what I have learned into the classes I teach and into my time in ActiveME Camps.

Getting to know you and your little ones has been a blessing for me and my family! I will strive every day to encourage learning, bring developmentally appropriate practices into all our activities and stimulate a love of play! 

Hi! My name is Mrs. Kelley, and working with children is what I was made to do. My husband and I have two kiddos of our own, with another on the way. We are big time nature lovers and spend as much time fishing, camping and hiking as possible! Our two daughters are 5 and 2, both with personality to spare! For me, there is nothing better in this world than creating bonds with other people, especially tiny ones who are as silly and energetic as me!  I found Bounce n' Boogie almost 4 years ago, started going to classes with my oldest and it's been one of the biggest blessings for my family. I've met lifelong friends, some who are now my coworkers, and my boss. The other teachers and I can't wait to meet you and your tiny ones! 

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