From left, Kirkland City Councilwoman Penny Sweet, Chamber Ambassador Mary Maas, Totem Lake Children’s Academy owner Sunny Im, Dr. Stephenie Benz and Chamber Marketing and Operations Manager Beth Gale. Contributed photo

Totem Lake Children’s Academy in Kirkland celebrates opening with ribbon cutting

The Totem Lake Children’s Academy in Kirkland celebrated the end of eight months of construction as well as opening its doors to the public for the first time last week.

The event was organized by the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce.

“The academy hosted its first open house for prospective parents and children on April 8 we will hold our second open house on April 22,” academy owner Sunny Im said. “The preschool is still undergoing state licensing. We expect ​to be licensed by month-end, and expect to commence classes mid-May.”

The event was attended by Kirkland Councilmember Penny Sweet, Dr. Stephanie Benz, D.C., counselor Lacy Milonas, Kirkland Chamber representatives Beth Gale, Samantha St. John, and Mary Maas, along with academy Executive Director Kari DeLoma, academy students Morgan Cogo, William Cogo, Im and others.