Our Directors

At Scottsdale Child Care and Learning Centers, our directors are very instrumental in the happy faces that are seen coming and going every day. They are always there to welcome you with a drive and desire to serve our teachers and families, as well as ensure that our schools are running safely, smoothly, and consistently.

Our preschool Directors value open communication very highly. It is so important for our parents, teachers, and office staff to all be on the same page, as we are all caring for your treasured children.

Find out a little about each of our Directors below, and then come on in to meet them and take a tour at any of our Arizona daycare locations!

Olivia Rognstad

Kierland” Co-Director

Olivia graduated from Point Loma University with her degree in Psychology. She began working at our Kierland location as an assistant teacher in 2000 and eventually opened our Carefree school as a Co-Director in 2007. Olivia and her family moved out to Texas in 2012. When they moved back a couple years later she stayed at home with her 3 kiddos until she rejoined the SLC team in 2016. Olivia became Co-Director at Kierland in 2018 and loves being a part of this team!

Cassidy Van Kooten

Carefree” Co-Director, “Kierland” Co-Director, “Raintree” Co-Director

Cassidy is a Phoenix native. She graduated from the University of Arizona where she played Division 1 volleyball. Cassidy joined our SLC family in 2007 when she helped to open our Carefree location. Her son, Jack, has graduated from the Carefree’s Kindergarten program. Cassidy has been trained in all of our programs, infants through pre-kindergarten and has since become co-director at all of our locations. She feels truly blessed and believes she has the best job in the world and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

Dana Cosentino

Raintree” Co-Director

Dana graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology and Sociology.  She has always had a passion for working with kids and spent much of her time volunteering with families and children at an after school program.  She started at SLC in 2014 working in the infant and toddler rooms and eventually worked part time in the office as well.  After a few years of working at SLC, she became Co-Director of the Raintree location.  She loves creating relationships with the families here, and feels so blessed to be a part of the SLC team!

Amy Alstad

Carefree” Co-Director

Amy began her career with Scottsdale Child Care and Learning Centers in 2002, starting in the Infant Classroom at our “Kierland” Child Care Location. She then became a Director at our “Kierland” Daycare until she helped us open our “Carefree” Preschool in 2007. Amy has a passion for life and the people that she meets. Her warm personality invites children and parents alike to become part of the SLC Family.