Teachers

“Miss Charissa”, Preschool Teacher

  • Fingerprinted, State and Federal Background Clearance
  • Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED/First Aid certified, Pediatric Preventative Health
  • Mandated Reporter Training by State of California
  • Master Teacher ECE credential and permit issued by the State of California’s Department of Education
  • Childcare License #434415492 – State of California’s Department of Community Care
  • Completed instructor preparation course (U.C. Berkeley) with teaching practicum
  • Former academic counselor, instructor, teaching assistant supervisor, and tutor
  • Over 25 years experience caring for young children
  • Associate’s degree in Global Studies (De Anza College), Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (U.C. Berkeley), Child Development and Early Childhood Education professional coursework (De Anza College)

Bio: As a third-generation (mostly!) Bay Area resident, I have grown up in an area that has blessed me with the opportunity to experience nearly every world culture through the diversity of people, variety of cultural events, and multitude of places that have expanded my world view!

This experience propelled me into global studies in college, where I had the opportunity to teach as a student.  Teaching was deeply fulfilling, and I immediately recognized my life’s calling!  While I was an instructor and academic counselor for college and high school students, my many hours of volunteer work at elementary schools and by raising my own three children directed me towards early education.

I now have the honor and joy to use my early childhood education and development expertise, along with professional teaching and academic counseling experience, to create a unique program within a home environment.

“Miss Jaime”, Assistant Teacher,  – Jaime McEwen

  • Fingerprinted, State and Federal Background Clearance
  • Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
  • Mandated Reporter Training
  • Former volunteer firefighter
  • Practicing doula
  • Over 18 years experience caring for young children
  • Child Development and Early Childhood Education experience and training

Miss Jaime is passionate about the environment, the ocean, and gardening!  Her favorite preschool subjects to teach are music/theater and nature-based learning.