- To empower families to communicate and connect through sign language.
- To show that signing is beneficial and fun for every single child.
- To create opportunities for children of all abilities to come together and play.
- To advocate for equal access and inclusion
"Momcat" Kelly Konieczki: Owner, Signing Time Instructor
Kelly Konieczki, founder of Momcat’s Signing Academy, began teaching Sign and Play Classes in 2011 in Grosse Pointe and has expanded throughout the Metro-Detroit community offering Story Times and other Enrichment programming. She's a Signing Time Academy Instructor, licensed through the award-winning Baby Signing Time! and Signing Time! programs, as well as the Associate Director of the Academy. She's also a member of NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children and is Certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the American Red Cross. Kelly is driven to spread the word about the power of signing and demonstrate how it's beneficial and FUN for ALL children regardless of their age or ability. The experience she’s had signing with her daughter inspired her to become an instructor and she looks forward to sharing the same amazing benefits with you and your family!
Amy Kaltz: Little Wonders & Baby Signing Time Instructor
Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Language Arts and a master’s degree in Special Education with an endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Oakland University. She has always enjoyed working with kids of all ages and took many classes in Early Childhood Development when completing her Master’s degree. Amy developed our sensory based play and sign class called "Little Wonders." She also teaches classes at Nature's Playhouse and Detroit Mama Hub.