About us

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Creating happy memories, building first friendships and encouraging imagination and play


We are so lucky to spend our days with these sweet babies and children.  Our staff includes artists, musicians, scientists, linguists, athletes and talented people who want to share their love for life and learning with the children.  We are all highly trained and fully certified in CPR/First Aid as well as Safe Sleep.  Every caregiver completes a full background check.  This gives you confidence that your child is safe with us. 

 
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Tessa Fujimoto (Director/Owner)

It is my life's passion to support children during these formative years and shower them with learning opportunities.  
I have been working as a teacher then director in Early Childhood Education for many years.  I have worked both in the US and abroad, in for-profit and non-profit sectors.  

Everywhere I go I am inspired by the children and families I meet.  This business is about relationships and I take the time to get to know my families and learn from them.  Life is all about learning!  

I love to apply the concepts of Reggio Emilia in my instruction.  I think it is so important to listen to children and observe their "languages" so I can expand on the experiments and questions they are already pursuing.  

I want to pass along my love of learning to the children in my care and help them see that the world is amazing and they have an important role in it.

 

 
 
Kit Milks (Infant Teacher)

Kit Milks (Infant Teacher)

Seth Norton (Substitute Teacher)

Seth Norton (Substitute Teacher)

Michelle Ely (Substitute Teacher)

Michelle Ely (Substitute Teacher)

Carol McAllen (Teacher)

Carol McAllen (Teacher)

Fayanne Greenberg (Literacy Teacher)

Fayanne Greenberg (Literacy Teacher)

Shirley Bunch (Toddler Teacher)

Shirley Bunch (Toddler Teacher)

Maddy Karmakar (Preschool Teacher)

Maddy Karmakar (Preschool Teacher)

Shannon Dzikas (Assistant Teacher)

Shannon Dzikas (Assistant Teacher)

Kaycee Adams (Infant/Toddler Teacher)

Kaycee Adams (Infant/Toddler Teacher)

Dinesha Madurapperumage (Assistant Teacher)

Dinesha Madurapperumage (Assistant Teacher)

Marilyn Goumans (Assistant Teacher)

Marilyn Goumans (Assistant Teacher)

Lenore Meiring (Substitute Teacher)

Lenore Meiring (Substitute Teacher)