meet our team

administrative staff

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Ms. Niambi Heyward

Center Director

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Ms. Claudia Gomez

Assistant Director

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Ms. Kiley Roha

Office & Communications Manager

teachers

Our Lead Teachers have degrees in Early Childhood Education or a field of study related to Education, or a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential. All staff members have training to administer CPR and First Aid. Several teachers and assistants have certificates in Safe Food Handling Practices.

 

All our staff have also undergone COVID-19 Training, including COVID-19 Protocol, curriculum, social distancing, health screening, and self-care. On-site staff are required to have regular COVID-19 testing.

Our teaching staff continuously undergo education and are required to:

  • Receive a minimum of 40 hours of professional development per year

  • Before starting, all staff must undergo:

    • FBI criminal background clearance

    • Child Registry Report

    • Police clearance

    • Drug Testing

    • CPR and First Aid Certification

  • ​Staff must provide:

    • At least three positive references

    • Documentation of all credentials

    • Health certificate ensuring they are free from any communicable diseases including TB.

All staff members are subject to initial and random drug and alcohol testing. All screenings and reports are updated annually.

infants

"Guppies A"

(6 weeks to 6 months)

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Ms. Roberta

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Ms. Lidiani

"Guppies B"

(7 months to 12 months)

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Ms. Sarmienta (Sue)

Ms. Irma

Ms. Irma

toddlers

"Sea Turtles"

(13 months to 18 months)

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Ms. LaCrystal

Ms. Latika

Ms. Latika

"Seahorses"
(19 months to 23 months)

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Ms. Melissa

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Ms. Mari

younger preschoolers

"Starfish"
(24 months to 2 years, 10 months)

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Ms. Quashawn

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Ms. Noeline

preschoolers

"Penguins"

(2 years, 11 months to 3 years, 5 months)

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Ms. Nicole

Ms. Julia

Ms. Julia

pre-k

"Baby Sharks"

(3.5 years to 5 years)

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Ms. Taylor

Mr. Dave

Mr. Dave

floater(s)

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Ms. Maria

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Ms. Savanna

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Ms. Johnnay