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Baby Purple Dragons

For children 2.5 to 3.5 years of age.


The Baby “Purple” Dragons classroom is painted a lovely shade of lavender which suggests refinement along with grace and elegance.


Shades of purple have a special relationship with nature, and this classroom looks out into the garden. The use of lavender signifies balance and allows the children to know they are unique and special. It can calm the mind and encourage creativity.

Ms. Melany
Department Head
Baby Purple and
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Ms. Mel was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She is a South Pasadena High School alumni and has had the opportunity to watch her younger siblings attend there as well. She is currently a junior at California State University, Northridge where she is working to earn her degree in Child and Adolescent Development.


Her interest in child development began when she had the opportunity to do fieldwork at a local preschool during her second year at Santa Monica College. There she earned her Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Science. High energy environments is what she thrives off of and is always happy to give a warm smile. 


When not teaching, Ms. Mel is trying out new restaurants (she’s a new vegan), curating new tattoo ideas, spending time with 1 out of her 8 siblings, or traveling to new hiking destinations with friends. She is thrilled for an exciting summer and can’t wait to be a part of the fall school year.

Ms. Fatima
Baby Purple Dragons

Ms. Fatima was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has a love of working with children and seeing them grow into independent learners, and she has been in the field of education for over 12 years.

Currently, she is continuing her education in Child Development at Los Angeles City College. 

Ms. Fatima is a mom of two young boys, ages 9 and 10 who keep her busy with soccer practices and outdoor activities- she a total soccer mom. 

As an avid Dodger fan, Ms. Fatima attends baseball games on a regular basis. 

In her free time she likes to spend time with her sons and family, going to museums and exploring the city.

Ms. Mariah
Baby Purple Dragons 
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Ms. Mariah was born and raised in Los Angeles. She found her passion of becoming an early childhood educator in the 7th grade after volunteering with 2 ½ to 5 year olds for an after school program. As an alumni of our local neighborhood Marshall High, Ms Mariah is currently attending Pasadena City College to complete her degree in Child Development. One of her goals is to become an elementary school teacher for kindergartners or 1st graders, and eventually a professor for child development. 

Ms. Mariah is very close to her family as they are a huge part of her everyday life. She has a younger brother who attends John Marshall and a younger sister. Outside of teaching, she enjoys hiking, working out at the gym, and exploring new places. In her free time she likes to journal and read books, as well as the expression of painting and dancing. Whenever there is a pocket of free time on her days off, she likes to squeeze in a good nap!

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