The Learning Spot
Child Development Center
12388 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 534-1437

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Maria Hernandez
Maria Elena Gonzalez
Atala Hernandez
Nancy Castaneda
Tony Marquez

Maria Hernandez

My name is Maria Hernandez. I am the Director at the Learning Spot Child Development Center. I am happily married and have two children of my own, ages thirteen and three. I started working with children in 1993. I have an Associate of Arts in Human Development and Liberal Arts. I have a Master Teacher and Site Supervisor Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. I have experience working as a preschool teacher, head teacher in an accredited program and finally 7 years as a director. During the past 19 years I have worked with children, parents, practicum students, teachers and the community to aide children in their growth and education. I conducted a Parent Support Group. I believe that all children are and learn differently, and it is our job as educators to help children reach their highes potential by paying attention to the areas they need to strengthen, and providing everything there is in our reach to help them be successful..
As a director, I like to make sure that children are treated with respect and provided for their own individual needs. I work with the parents, teachers and the community to give the children under our care the tools they need to grow up to be successful individuals.

  Maria Elena Gonzalez

My name is Maria Elena Gonzalez. I was born at El Paso Texas. I have been working with children for twenty five years. I attended Santa Ana College for two years and obtained my Human Development Units. My greatest achievement was to raise three children see them finish school, and to love each ather as sisteres and brothers. I feel in my heart that God has me where I am supposed to be.

   Nancy Castaneda

 Sara Marquez

My name is Sara Marquez.  I am the proud mother of three young girls. My oldest daughter is fifteen, ten and my little one is one year old. I have been working with children since 1994. I began my career as a child caregiver working with a family. I did that for several years until their kids were old enough to be on their own. While I worked with the family, I was able to bring my young daughter with me. After I stopped working for them, I started my own family home day-care and worked there for 5 years. Since I started my own business, I also began attending college. I enrolled in the child and human development program. I received m ECE units from Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana. I have been working at the Learning Spot CDC since 2005. My philosophy as a pre-school teacher is that consistency is very important in a child's life. I strongly believe that children should find their teacher to be a trust-worthy figure. It is important for me that the children know I am there for them and that they can count on me.

 Tony Marquez
  My name is Tony Marquez. I am the proud father of two girls, ages eight and thirteen. Both attend the After-School program at The Learning Spot. I have been working at the school as a teacher's aide for the last three years. Currently, I am working assisting all the teachers with the various needs of the school and the dance studio. 
 Atala Hernandez

My name is Atala Hernandez. I'm the Preschool teacher. I am married and have 3 children of my own. I graduated from high school in 1992 and decided to attend Santa Ana College. There I completed 24 college units in Child Development which is equivalent to a teachers permit. I have 7 years of experience working as a teacher for toddlers and preschoolers. I strongly believe that children learn by hands-on experience and exploration. As a teacher, I prepare the environment with developmentally appropriate activities for them to learn.


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