Our Team

Administrative Staff

Ms. Karen Manuel 

Center Director

Feel free to connect more with Ms. Karen here.

Ms. Claudia Gomez

Administrative Assistant

Feel free to connect more with Ms. Claudia here.

Ms. Kaye Orinion

Office Administrator

Feel free to connect more with Ms. Kaye here.

Ms. Jess Lawson 

Digital Marketing Specialist

Feel free to connect more with Ms. Jess here.


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 bi-weekly 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")
(6 weeks to 12 months)

Guppies A (6 weeks to 6/7 months)

Ms. Brianna
Ms. Roberta

Guppies B (6/7 months to 12 months)

Ms. LaCrystal
Ms. Sarmienta (Sue)

Toddlers ("Sea Turtles")
(13 months to 23 months)

Ms. Melissa
Mr. Kevin

Younger Preschoolers ("Seals")
(2 years to 2 years, 10 months)

Ms. Nene
Ms. Kendall

Preschoolers ("Dolphins")
(2 years, 11 months to 3 years, 5 months)

Ms. Shuyi
Ms. Annabelle

Pre-K ("Orcas")
(3 years and 6 months to 5 years old)

Opening Soon!


Ms. Maria