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

Associate Director – Teresa De La Torre

Office Manager – Alex Landayan

Accountant – Tiffany Chou

Classroom Teachers

Bunny Classrooms

Eloisa McGah – Lead Teacher
Elida Zavala
Crystal Cebreros

Kayla Chambers– Lead Teacher
Marilyn Gonzales
Giovana Arredondo
Stephanie Nguyen

Dolphin Classrooms

Amanda Lawson – Lead Teacher
Marlene Garcia
Erica Mendez
Silvia Reano Gonzales

Diana Ramirez– Lead Teacher
Mirella Rodriguez
Jessica Lockridge
Claudia Ibarra-Adamo

Penguin Classrooms

Jackie – Lead Teacher
Retha Jones
Carla Towns

Melissa Samples – Lead Teacher
Ingrid Ellegaard-Hansen
Latifa Yassine

Floater Teacher
Angelica Gonzalez

Koala Classroom

Olivia Garcia – Lead Teacher
Gretchen Kammerer
Jessica Gonzalez

Raccoon Classroom

Janet Nunez – Lead
Jacqueline Romero
Jose Osorio
Rachel Macias

Beaver Classroom

Cindy Antuna – Lead Teacher
Daniela Perez
Rafaela Esprin
Graciela Espinoza Anguiano

Floater Teacher
Cynthia Escandon

STEM Laboratory/Curriculum
Monica Dolan – STEM Curriculum Coordinator

Music Specialist
Dayita Datta – Music Specialist

Supporting Classroom Staff
Silvia Luna – Preschool Cook
Elena Zapata – Infant/Toddler Cook