Teacher-to-Child Ratio

The teacher-to-child ratio meets widely recognized national standards of quality as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Department of Early Learning.

Group Age Teacher/Child Ratio Maximum Number of Children Per Room
Toddler 15 months to 2 ½ years 1:5 15
Young Preschool 2 ½ years to 3 years 1:8 16
Preschool/Pre-K 3 years to 5 years 1:10 20
Kindergarten 5 years to 6 years 1:10 10


Teddy Bear Room (ages 15 months - 2-1/2 years old)

Kathy Rodriguez, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Debbie Tims, Child Development Associate
Tanisha Philips, Child Care Assistant

The curriculum in the Teddy Bear Room is based on The Creative Curriculum. It consists of art activities, group story time, play activities and small group time that promotes the physical, cognitive and social development of our toddlers and fosters a life-long love of learning. As children progress through the year, potty training becomes an integral part of the learning process.

Dolphin Room (ages 2-1/2 – 3-1/2 years old)

Christina Hidaka, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Boriana Tzanova, Child Development Associate
Kristen Heilemann, Afternoon Classroom Teacher

We believe that children learn best through play, so we have adapted Piaget's theory. Children in the Dolphin Room explore their classroom and outside environment as they like. There are objectives that we complete monthly, such as learning colors and shapes. Part of our daily routine of circle/group time is learning about the calendar and weather as well as reading books related to activities and art projects and name recognition.

Butterfly Room (ages 3-4 years old)

Rebecca Shin, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Rosa Arevalo, Child Development Associate                                                                                                           Samar Hanash/Zoe hickey Afternoon Classroom Teacher

Children in the Butterfly Room explore the concept of emotional development, social development, physical development (gross and fine motor skills), cognitive development (concept, oral and written language and reading readiness), science, math, art, music, and movement. Children are encouraged to learn these concepts at their own pace. We provide hands-on materials, songs, and games for children to challenge themselves to achieve and master the age appropriate skills. Children are assessed through observation and work samples.

Penguin Room (ages 3-5 years old)

Ada Miranda, Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Lucia Ocampo, Child Care Assistant
Mubarika Pirzada, Afternoon Classroom Teacher

The curriculum in the Kangaroo Room is for pre-kindergarten age children who have become more independent as they reach developmental milestones. Lessons introduced through play, finger play, songs, readings, classroom learning centers, and technology help children develop process skills and grow in curricular areas such as fine arts, literacy, mathematics, music, nutrition, physical education, social studies, science and social/emotional health. Activities feature a different theme each month along with added concepts and field trips.

Busy Bee Room (ages 4-6 years old)

Heather Markham, Co- Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Hee Ham, Co- Lead/Child Development Supervisor
Celine Villareal, Afternoon Classroom Teacher

Pre-kindergarten children learn and participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor educational activities in the curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social/emotional health, physical education, technology, music and creative arts. They will participate in projects and activities by reading books, retelling stories, singing songs, play drama, counting, writing, reading, drawing, painting, dancing, etc. Children explore and investigate materials by touching, smelling, seeing and hearing. Children learn how to cooperate in a classroom community by sharing and respecting others.