Our Staff

The Children’s Center is staffed with highly qualified educators trained in Early Childhood Education. Many of our teachers hold Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. Our low teacher/child ratios allow for the staff to plan and provide a high quality program in each of our classrooms.

The CCC is committed to maintaining staff who are consistently on the cutting edge of the Early Childhood Education field. Our teachers are provided a myriad opportunities for professional growth. All staff are encouraged to continue preparation in Early Childhood Education, to participate in professional development opportunities and to fulfill First Aid/CPR training, annually.

Administration (626) 395-6860

Executive Director – Susan Wood
Office Manager – Alex Landayan
Accountant – Tiffany Chou
STEM Curriculum Coordinator- Melissa Samples

Classroom Teachers

Bunny Classrooms

Eloisa McGah – Lead Teacher
Elida Zavala
Joyce Olaer
Josephine Legaspi

Kayla Chambers – Lead Teacher
Crystal Cebreros
Giovana Arredondo
Cynthia Gonzalez Cerros
Elizabeth Spencer

Dolphin Classrooms

Marlene Garcia – Co- Lead Teacher
Silvia Reano Gonzales- Co- Lead Teacher
Jennilyn Santos
Vanessa San German

Diana Ramirez – Lead Teacher
Lorena Meza
Claudia Ibarra-Adamo
Ingrid Ellegaard-Hansen

Penguin Classrooms

Amanda Lawson – Lead Teacher
Retha Jones
Latifa Yassine

Angie Gonzalez- Floater

Cindy Antuna – Lead Teacher
Marilyn Gonzalez
Michelle Griffin

Angie Gonzalez- Floater

Koala Classroom

Olivia Garcia – Lead Teacher
Kristine Delicana
Raffi Asperin
Brenda Valencia

Raccoon Classroom

Janet Nunez – Lead Teacher
Jacqueline Romero
Rachel Macias
Eric Gonzalez

Beaver Classroom

Jose Osorio – Lead Teacher
Carla Towns
Richard Ponce
Linh Phu

STEM Laboratory/Curriculum
Melissa Samples – STEM Curriculum Coordinator

Music Specialist
Dayita Datta – Music Specialist

Cynthia Escandon

Supporting Classroom Staff
Elena Zapata – Cook