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Big Orange Dragons

For children 4.5 to 5.5 years of age.

 

The Big “Orange” Dragons  classroom has vibrant orange accents which represents warmth and energy. It can stimulate activity and encourage socialization, which helps promote a sense of enthusiasm that will give them confidence when entering Kindergarten.

 

Children at this age experience a tremendous amount of physical, emotional and cognitive growth.

 

Our lessons are fun, interactive and emergent in the areas of literature, phonics, math, music, art, science and sensory motor skills.  We encourage your child to explore and think outside the box, helping to cultivate a love for wonder and learning. We also promise to have a ton of fun! We want our Camelot Kids to enter Kindergarten with self confidence, to be fearless and excited about the whole idea of school and learning.  Kids leave Camelot as "Confident Learners".  

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Ms. Cintia
Department Head 
Big Orange Dragons and
Big Red Dragons

Ms. Cintia has been an early child development teacher for twenty years. She is committed to continuously improving to best inspire, and guide children. She has experience working with children from diverse backgrounds within birth to six years of age, has trained as a Montessori teacher, and taught at a Montessori classroom for 4 years where she was able to create an opportunity for children to engage and share in their learning.

 

Ms. Cintia comes from a very close-knit family. She grew up with her parents and three siblings, in Hollywood, CA, and has a 10 year old son named Israel. She attended Pierce College, and received an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education, also B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education, from Pacific Oaks College, and will continue on to work on  Master’s Degree.

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Ms. Carla
Teacher
Big Orange Dragons

 

Ms. Carla is born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Elysian Valley to be exact. She graduated from Franklin High school in 2004. Her interest in working with children started at Franklin High School in “The Perkins Academy”. While being in this program she learned to do lesson plans and meal planning. She also participated in internships at Allesandro Elementary school and Hillside Elementary. These programs guided Ms. Carla into discovering her passion, which is working with children.

Ms. Carla wants to set an example for her daughter that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

Ms. Carla has been a teacher for 16 years and intends to continue teaching in early education. She enjoys making an impact in children’s lives and inspiring others to thrive & learn. She believes that children learn through play and learn with hand- on experiences, which are the foundations to how she approaches her teaching style.

Outside of school, Ms. Carla likes to spend time with her family. She has been married for 11 years to her husband Bobby and share a daughter named Isabel, who is 12 years old. She also has a 9 year old fur baby German Shepard/Husky named Simba. 

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Ms. Vanessa
Teacher
Big Orange Dragons

 

Born and raised in California, Ms. Vanessa is a Los Angeles native. With her certificate in Early Childhood Education for working with Infants & Toddlers, she is additionally working toward her second certificate to work with school age children. Ms. Vanessa has earned her units in Early Childhood Education through the Child Development Program at Glendale Community College, and is continuing to further her studies.

 

Ms. Vanessa believes in building community and providing a fun and caring learning experience for children, understanding that each child learns differently and at their own pace- she sincerely believes to value and prioritize the needs of her students.

 

When not in the Camelot classroom, you can find Ms. Vanessa behind a potter's wheel, making ceramics, making jewelry, or cutting friend's and family's hair in the kitchen! Ms. Vanessa is a fan of all things creative and appreciates the wonders and beauty found in nature.

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