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 – Olivia Garcia
Office Manager – Alex Landayan
Accountant – Tiffany Chou
STEM Curriculum Coordinator- Melissa Samples

Classroom Teachers

Bunny Classrooms

Eloisa McGah – Lead Teacher
Elida Zavala
Giovana Arredondo
Lilia Dunn
Renee Chelsvig

Cynthia Gonzalez Cerros
Maggie Cornejo
Brenda Rios
Rachel Macias

Dolphin Classrooms

Marlene Garcia – Lead Teacher
Linh Phu
Latifa Yassine
Jasmine Reza

Cindy Antuna –  Lead Teacher
Lorena Meza
Fernanda Melendez
Maria Khublaryan

Penguin Classrooms

Amanda Lawson – Lead Teacher
Retha Jones
Raffy Asperin
Kelly Ferguson

Janet Nunez – Lead Teacher
Marilyn Gonzalez
Gabriela Jimenez

Koala Classroom

Kristine Delicana – Lead Teacher
Alice Luu
Cynthia Orellana
Latifa Yassine

Raccoon Classroom

Melissa Samples – Lead Teacher
Jacqueline Romero
Jessica Lockridge
Eric Gonzalez

Beaver Classroom

Jose Osorio – Lead Teacher
Carla Towns
Amaris Acereto
Richard Ponce

STEM Laboratory/Curriculum
Melissa Samples – STEM Curriculum Coordinator

Music Specialist
Dayita Datta – Music Specialist

Cynthia Escandon

Supporting Classroom Staff
Elena Zapata – Cook

Gloria Contreras – Cook