Felicia Thomas

DIRECTOR

BA in Early Childhood Education

Teaching Certification K-8

I have over 16 years of experience working in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

My passion for children and their education is what drives me. My top priority is to ensure all children learn and achieve, to their greatest potential, in a safe environment.

My understanding of children’s development effectively guides me in creating and carrying out a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is focused on building a solid foundation of learning.

My leadership and strong communication skills translate to providing excellent customer service with the parents of the children in our care.

I am the mother of two boys who has gone through the Oakland school system.

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a director has been…

Watching children find their identity and sharing proudly with others, their gifts, knowledge, and love.

I want to give children…

A safe and happy place to thrive, discover, explore, develop, interact, share, and SMILE!

Colleen Cobb

PRE-K TEACHER

BA in Early Childhood Education

20+ years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Guitarist

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

When a child, who is struggling, catches onto the concept. You can see the light go on in the child’s eyes! There is understanding and pride.

I want to give children…

A happy introduction to the world of learning through fun activities and interesting experiences.

Sarah Hewitt

LEAD OLDER TODDLER TEACHER

AA in English

9 years teaching experience in Early Childhood Education

7 years running/managing a successful local business

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

Seeing the tremendous growth, both physically and mentally, in each child. They become wiser and more confident. It is truly amazing to watch them develop into smart, kind, and independent little people!

I want to give children…

The ability to view school as an adventure! It’s not simply learning to write, learning ABC’s, and counting. It’s tracing a path from a pirate to a secret treasure, feeding ABC fish to a hungry shark, and discovering how many legs a spider has! I hope each child leaves my classroom feeling excited about their education.

Dayna Guerra

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

CDA (Child Development Associate)

4 years of experience teaching in Early Childhood Education

5 years of volunteering with adults and teens with Autism and Down Syndrome

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

Creating strong and unique bonds with each of my students and watching their eyes light up when they’ve learned something new.

I want to give children…

A fun learning experience where they can grow and make memories that last a lifetime.

Arlinda Ibraimi

PRE-K TEACHER

CDA (Child Development Associate)

AA in Liberal Arts

BA in Early Childhood Education almost complete

3 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Volunteers at Cultural Center

CPR/FIRST Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

I want to give children…

Mary Woolley

YOUNG TODDLER TEACHER

BA in Religious Studies

4 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Volunteers in Youth Ministry Program

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

Hearing children go from speaking sounds only to using actual words!

I want to give children…

Happiness and smiles!

Tiffany Genader

INFANT TEACHER

AA in Liberal Arts

2 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Taught Vacation Bible School

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

Helping each infant advance, as they roll over, crawl, sit, and walk.

I want to give children… 

A bright future full of love, growth, and new adventures.

Samantha Rodriguez

ASSISTANT TODDLER TEACHER

2 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

License of Cosmetology in progress

Taught Vacation Bible School

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

Walking into a classroom and hearing my name being called happily, followed by many hugs and seeing a student achieving something I taught them!

I want to give children…

The ability and tools they need to develop, confidence, and love!

Amy Albelli

ASSISTANT TODDLER TEACHER

BA in Fine Arts

Over 7 years of experience in Early Childhood Education

Certification in Floral Design

CPR/First Aid Certification

One of my favorite moments as a teacher has been…

When I get a hug from a child who needed support and understanding.

I want to give children…

A piece of learning they never knew before that they then share with others!