Philosophy: “I believe that when teaching young children it is important to provide a consistent routine that offers them predictability and security. I believe the activities we engage the children in need to be developmentally appropriate and appealing. Children learn so much from playing and they need to be allowed to make appropriate choices that will lead them to their own discoveries about their environment.”
Credentials: Karla has been a childcare provider since 1996 and is a fully licensed preschool teacher. She joined Daisy in 2004 and is the Head Teacher in Star Room. In addition to her work experience, Karla has taken classes in Early Childhood Development at Merritt College.
Philosophy: “I believe that play is vital to a child’s learning experience and helps them develop relationships with other children. I love seeing those relationships grow, watching them explore and have opportunities to express themselves.”
Credentials: Yeshi came to Daisy in 2004. She is a fully licensed teacher and has taken additional classes in Child Development at Merritt College and participated in a number of workshops given by Sydney Gurewitz Clemens.
Philosophy: “I believe in using the child-directed method while working with the children, because each child should be treated as an individual. The child-directed method gives the child the freedom to learn at his or her pace and by using this philosophy each child’s needs are met.”
Credentials: Ingrid is currently studying Merritt College, majoring in Biology. In addition to her core curriculum, Ingrid has completed Child Development courses. Her first experience in childcare came while volunteering at a local non-profit organization. Ingrid joined the Daisy staff in 2010.
Philosophy: “I have lived next door to Daisy for 8 years and have loved hearing the children’s giggles and voices drifting over the fence. So in 2011, I decided to “join the ranks”and see what the world of Daisy was all about.”
Credentials: Angela has been working with children for many years in various avenues. She does her own portrait and wedding photography business. Photographing children, babies, and families has prepared her for stepping into the world of teaching. Since 2009, she has been teaching science at afterschool programs working with preschoolers to 6th grade students. She has begun taking Child Development classes at Merritt College since Fall 2012.