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About Us

Greg & Karen Sowards


Kid’s Kountry, LLC are privately owned childcare centers. Greg has a Teaching Degree and Karen has her Child Development Associate. Both have had many years of experience in the care and teaching of children as well as raising six children of their own. Children and parents alike enjoy the peaceful, clean, open atmosphere of our centers.  We try to supply the children with the latest materials, toys, books and equipment for their learning and enjoyment. Our staff  have their NM State Child Care 45 Hour Training and also have continuing education classes year around. Each staff member has passed an FBI background investigation, and are trained in CPR and Basic First Aid. Kid’s Kountry truly is a lovely place for children and their families.


Nikki de León

Early Childhood Specialist

Nikki de Leon has been employed by Kid’s Kountry since 2008. She was first a childcare provider while working on her Bachelors of Early Childhood Degree at NMSU. She has held multiple positions  which has lead her to becoming the Early Childhood Specialist for the Kid’s Kountry Child Care facilities in Las Cruces. Nikki and and her Husband Julian are the parents of two young children. Nikki has a real talent for inspiring quality care among the many teachers here. You will feel comfortable and pleased with the program that Nikki will provide for your children.


Barbara Gonzales

Program Director

Barbara Gonzalez has been working for Kids Kountry since 2013 when she graduated with her Bachelors in Early childhood education from New Mexico State University. She started with the company as a Pre-K teacher and has been an all around asset to the company helping in all departments. After receiving her Masters in Administration Barbara was promoted to being the Program Director. As a mother of three kids she prides her self on creating a positive and safe environment for all children.

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