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ms. Melissa // infant teacher

Favorite Color: Blue

Hobbies: Enjoying Nature, Photography, Hiking, Spending Time with Family and Friends

Favorite Childhood Memory: Growing up in a close-knit neighborhood filled with love, support and fun traditions.

My Vision of the Child: Each child is unique and has the opportunity to grow and develop in their own way. The community that surrounds each child plays an important role in allowing their special light shine.

“It takes a village to raise a child.” - African Proverb

Bio: I have loved young children, especially infants and toddlers, for as long as I can remember. I was born and raised in San Diego, and grew up in a close-knit neighborhood where we truly embraced the, “it takes a village” proverb. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Child Development. I have babysat and nannied professionally for many years and was a program director at a in-home family childcare. I started at Little Sprouts in January 2019 to pursue my passion for young children and the Reggio-Inspired Philosophy. I love the beauty of nature as it fills me with courage and strength of purpose, which is helping each child explore their world.