Our Story

The Kuechners - Helena, AL - School for Amazing Kids

The idea for School for Amazing Kids® was born in early 1977 in a local McDonald’s. Two starry-eyed high school seniors met after school to discuss what they wanted to be when they grew up. Cindy Gilliland told her boyfriend Bob Kuehner, “I’m gonna be a teacher.” Bob responded, “I’m going to work in business.” And so it began.

It would be another eleven years before we started the School for Amazing Kids®. Cindy’s work in the public schools system and Bob’s work in the securities industry were foundational in the formation of our schools. Of course… being parents and having three kids very close in age added a lot, too!

We’ve dedicated more than 35 years to the safety, nurture and development of children.  Along with our own proprietary Learn-At-Play™ and RFL (Ready For Life) Assessments™, we use Frog Street Press™, Handwriting Without Tears™ and other proven curriculum tools to aid us in creating an almost endless variety of learning opportunities that make children giggle with delight while they systematically acquire the skills that will make them successful in kindergarten and beyond.

There’s a reason kindergarten teachers love working with the children who graduate from our schools. We do more than help get them ready for kindergarten. We help get them ready for life.

We’re proud of the impact we have on young lives, and we would love to tell you more about us and show you around our facility. We invite you to stop by for a cup of coffee. After all, we know there’s no substitute for your own personal observations when it comes to making a decision about who should care for your children.