BSc Nutrition and Kinesiology
Master's in Early Childhood Education
My name is Tara, I am originally from Erie, PA. I have a Bachelors in Nutrition and Kinesiology from Penn State University. I started working for a company in PA where my job was to educate children pre-k -12th grade about nutrition education. From this job I learned that I loved working with children and teaching and decided to go back to school. When I moved to CA I worked as a preschool teacher for a year and a half while finishing my degree. I now have a Master's in Early Childhood Education and a teaching certification.
AA degree in Child Development (in progress)
BA Criminal Justice
My name is Ana, I was raised in East Palo Alto, and my preferred motto is “Hakuna Matata!”I started working with children 9 years ago through nannying and after-school care. I hold a bachelors in Criminal Justice and am currently working toward an associate in Child Development. My favorite thing about working with young children is their genuine excitement, curiosities and eagerness to learn. I believe learning is lifelong. We learn from children as much as they learn from us. I believe in supporting the whole-child, and includes learning through play. My idea of a good time consists of family, friends, laughter, music and food. In my spare time, wherever I am, I yoga!
My name is Martha Tapia I have been in the Child Development field for at least twenty fun filled years. I have completed my teaching classes at Canada college I chose to work in the early childhood field. I am passionate about early childhood education and advocating for children and their families. I absolutely love working with children,I believe using your imagination is an important tool and skill children can develop at a very early age. I am very patient and creativity is one of my greatest strengths, perhaps why I feel working with children is as exciting for me as I hope it is for them!
I have a 9 year old boy and a 18 year old girl I love to spend my spare time with my family and take road trips.
I'm excited to learn and explore with your children this year!
BA Degree in Child Development (in progress)
Hello! My name is Ms. Stephanie. I’m beyond excited to start my new journey here with Kids Konnect. I have been working in the childcare field now for nine years. I have worked with children of all ages. I love sports, hanging out with my family, and reading. Watching children grow and mature is a feeling I can’t even explain. I’m currently one class away from receiving my AA in child development. After I will continue on to my BA. Then who knows the places I’ll go.
Hello, my name is Ms. Brenda. I’m the oldest sister of three siblings. I’m bilingual in English and Spanish. I love spending time with my family and friends. I love dancing, cooking and watching movies in my spare time. I love lilies, and my favorite color is rose pink.
I’ve been teaching infants and toddlers for over 5 years. I went to Cerro Coso Community college to earn my Child development units. I really enjoy helping others learn and grow. I believe that children can learn through play, interacting with others, and hands-on learning activities. I believe that respectful and caring bonds with children and their families are the vital foundation for a memorable experience in early childhood. I strive to have utmost respect and love for all my students and their families.
My name is Nallely, or Nai for short if that is easier for you! I worked at another infant center for a year before coming to Kids Konnect! I have a lot of experience with infant and toddler aged children. I have a daughter who is two, her name is Nami. I also helped to raise my (very) little sisters. In my spare time I like to go hiking and sightseeing & watch movies. I absolutely love working with infants and watching them grow and learn. Their development is not only interesting but exciting! I can’t wait to grow with your child and have fun doing it!
My name is Stacy and I was born and raised in San Mateo, California. I attended Canada College in Redwood City concentrating in early childhood education. I have been working in this field for almost 20 years and it’s been an absolute delight. Working with young children is very rewarding. As much as they learn from me I learn just as much from them. I truly enjoy seeing their faces every day. When I’m not working I enjoy being outdoors, especially at the beach or spending time with my family. I’m excited to be working with your children as they learn and grow.