Who am I?
Experience- I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Cal State University, Hayward in Human Development with a specialized option certificate in Child Development. I worked as a teacher in a large family daycare for five years and then was a licensed family daycare provider for two years while finishing up school. After I graduated, I took time off to get married and have a family of my own. When my youngest child was two years old, I went back to work as a 3-year-old preschool teacher at Baymonte Christian Preschool. I continue to take classes in Early Childhood Education to stay current in the field.
About Me- My husband and I have been married for 28 years and we have three children, two boys and a girl ages 26, 24, and 22. My husband and I are rediscovering how to spend time without kids around all the time, going out to dinner and hanging out which we are getting very used to! In my spare time I enjoy making video slide shows with my family photos and gardening.
This July I will be starting my ninth year of providing childcare. I love my job and look forward to many more years serving this community! Due to the high demand for infant care and positive response to my program, I have a waiting list for infants. In order to better serve the needs of our community I am licensed for 12 children, and specialize in caring for infants and toddlers to help prepare them to be eager learners and confident little preschoolers. My license allows me to care for four infants under two years and eight children older than two years with an assistant. My main goal is to still provide quality, loving care for the littlest of our community and I continue to look forward to filling that void here in Scotts Valley.
I have 5 teachers who work alongside me. We are all CPR and First Aid certified, have clear background checks and have been fingerprinted. Our vaccinations are all up to date, as by law. Miss Laura (Lulu!) has been with me since I opened. She is a compassionate teacher who loves her time with the children, two mornings per week and also prepares our snacks and lunch. Miss Ashley has worked with me for over seven years and has her AA in Child Development, splitting her time with both age groups three full days a week. This year was so special, as she became a mama to a son, who occasionally comes to play with us! Miss Lexi has worked in my program for two years now, 2-3 mornings per week. She can sure keep up with the level of energy the kids bring with her playful style! Miss Caitlyn is my awesome afternoon teacher. She has worked for us for over two years and actually started teaching a PE pod class to the preschool group when Covid-19 began. Miss Kimber is our newest addition and helps out 1-2 days per week, depending on her own school schedule. She is a gentle and kind teacher that make the children light up when they see her walk in the door. In addition to this awesome group of women, I have three high school girls who come by after their school day is over and help out in the late afternoon. Miss Kimi, Miss Alyssa and Miss Sammy are so sweet and loving to our little friends. We feel very lucky to have them!