“Miss Charissa”, Preschool Teacher and Director

  • Fingerprinted, State and Federal Background Clearance (DOJ and FBI clearances)
  • Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED/First Aid certified,
  • Pediatric Preventative Health and Safety
  • Mandated Reporter Training (Child abuse prevention) by State of California
  • Pesticide Management (Facility cleaning and sterilization)
  • Master Teacher child development permit by the State of California’s Department of Education Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • Childcare License #434415492 (San Jose) License# 503911379 (Modesto) – State of California’s Department of Community Care – Childcare Licensing for Centers and Family Child Care Homes
  • Completed instructor preparation courses (U.C. Berkeley and De Anza) with teaching practicum
  • Former academic counselor, instructor, teaching assistant supervisor, and tutor
  • Over 15 years experience caring for young children
  • Associates degrees in Global Studies and Liberal Arts (De Anza College), Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies-Global Studies (U.C. Berkeley), Child Development and Early Childhood Education professional coursework (De Anza College)

Bio: 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 raising my own three children directed me towards the specialized area of early childhood education.  Why I switched from college counseling and instructing to Early Childhood Education

I now have the honor and joy to use my early childhood education and child 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.  She has many years of experience as an assistant preschool teacher and is mother to an adult son.  When not teaching in preschool, Miss Jaime cares for animals as a professional pet-sitter.