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
Baby Blue Dragons
Ms. Zoe
Teacher
Baby Purple Dragons AM/PM

 
Ms. Fatima
Teacher
Baby Purple Dragons
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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. Zoe has a passion for helping kids realize their potential in a supportive environment. She has worked with kids for 6 years and is exploring the education field as she completes her degree in psychology and education at Occidental College. Born and raised in Burbank, she has taught gymnastics to little kids, where she learned her passion for child development and a career dedicated to the betterment of children’s’ lives. During the pandemic, she served families of autistic children and provided in-home behavioral therapy. She is also interested in the academic side of education and has tutored math professionally. 

 

As she has studied and worked in education thus far, she has begun developing a pedagogy that revolves around the socio-emotional part of development, and prioritizes creating a supportive environment in which children can feel free to be themselves and discover the world around them. She believes that with the right support, any child can achieve their highest dreams and goals. She strongly believes in validating the emotional experiences that children experience in their early lives, and that the skills needed to properly learn from them start forming early on. 

In her free time, Ms. Zoe loves to go hiking, camp at sequoia national park, struggle through knitting, and walk dogs for her community. She is a big animal and nature lover and feels at home in the great outdoors.

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.