Ryan started his                           career as a                                     school age                                     program                                          assistant for 10                            years at                                            ellsworth afb.     we acquired him in 2007 (LUCKY US!) to start our fit-n-fun program! he has 3 awesome boys: jakob, carter, & liam. His passion to provide high-quality childcare has made FNF the premier childcare facility in rapid city!

Ms. Sandra began her career of teaching young children in Washington state. She then came to South Dakota and taught at a private school. For over 5 years, we have been blessed to have her teach our pre-kindergarten classes. Sandra proves to be a model teacher by providing children with tools they need to be successful in kindergarten.  During her time with Fit-n-Fun, she obtained her Preschool CDA.  Ms. Sandra has 11 grandchildren who she adores!

Ms. Huda was born and raised in Iraq, and in 2010 moved to the United States with her husband and daughter. Ms. Huda began her childcare career running an in home daycare for several years before becoming a preschool teacher.  She feels privileged to be part of the Fit-N-Fun Program and help prepare children for Kindergarten. Ms. Huda is devoted to helping children reach their dreams through education. 

Ms.Trista loves teaching preschool and her kids love her!  She graduated from high school is 2007 (yes, she is older than she looks!) and she started with us in 2012. She's in the completion process of receiving her Preschool CDA. Trista does a fantastic job of getting down on the kid's level and has compassion for every single child in her class. Trista is also an amazing mom to her 5 year-old Mason.

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Ryan Zens

Program Director

Ms. Charlene has worked in childcare for the last 8 years and with Fit-n-Fun for the last 5.  She came to RC from Idaho for her husbands railroad job. She is very busy at home, as she has 3 teenage boys!  She loves teaching pre-school and impacting young lives.  She is finishing up her Preschool CDA in 2015.