Philosophy: “I believe that as a teacher my job is to help children learn how to empathize with others and create a comfort zone for them where they can learn, develop and succeed. Every child is enthralled with new discoveries and I believe I’m there to help them watch, learn and listen as they become the miracles that they are.”
Credentials: Kelley has been studying Childhood Development and Education and working with children since her junior year in high school. She has taken classes at Cal, Merritt College and Cal State East Bay. Her experience includes teaching at a variety of schools around the East Bay, including Horizon School, Glenview Elementary and at Daisy. Kelley’s first stint at Daisy came in 1987 when she was a substitute teacher here. Kelley came to Daisy full-time in 2007.
Philosophy: “I wake up every day and ask myself what kind of day I’m going to have at Daisy. I smile, because I know it will be full of energy, joy and love. I am dedicated to helping children become well-rounded human beings, emotionally, socially and cognitively. I feel it is important for me to support and help them develop and appreciate their own uniqueness.”
Credentials: Lilliam began working at Daisy in 2007 as a Teacher’s Assistant. She is extending her education at Chabot College, taking courses in Early Childhood Education.
Philosophy: “I believe the early years of human development are the most important in life. Children are extremely receptive to their surroundings and serve to us all as wonderful masters of impressive values such as honesty, compassion and determination, among many others. By working with children, I have learned to enjoy all aspects of life and most importantly to take my time to do so.”
Credentials: Alex began working at Daisy in 2006 as a Teacher’s Assistant while taking classes in Biochemistry with the ultimate goal in becoming a forensic pathologist. Her experiences at Daisy changed her immediate career path and now she’s exploring her options in the child development and education field. Alex is extending her education at workshops in the area, but credits her mentors and the children at Daisy for teaching her the most.