Baby Purple Dragons
For children 2-3 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.
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Ms Laritza received two AA's from Pasadena City College; one in Humanities and the other in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She also holds a B.A from San Jose State University in Child and Adolescent Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. She is proud to share that the last semester at SJSU she made the Dean’s List. She first started working with children at the age of 15, which is when she realized she wanted to become an early childhood educator. She believes children thrive best in a welcoming, playful, caring, and loving environment.
Ms Laritza plans on furthering her education by going back to school to receive a Masters and eventually a Doctorates in Early Childhood Education and Administration. Ms Laritza loves animals, especially dogs. She has a wonderful, loving, and playful Husky named Loki.
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Ms Tia believes that children are the future!
Her goal as a teacher is to do everything she can to nourish, support, love, and educate them. She began her career in the field working with kids with developmental disorders ranging from TK-high school throughout the LAUSD. She possess 4+ years
of experience working and playing with kids and is currently working towards her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at College of the Canyons. She is also involved with numerous volunteer organizations and hopes to one day volunteer abroad.
Ms Tia enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and going to the beach. She’s also a big foodie, loves stuffed animals, and has a loving great dane named Major!