Staff and Facilities
St. John's is fortunate to have such exceptional and experienced staff. Our Executive Director, Celeste Low, has her M.A. in Early Childhood Special Education and has had many roles working with children; as a teacher in child care programs, a home visiting early interventionist, an infant development specialist in the neo-natal intensive care unit. Our Program Director, Laurie Robinson, has her M.A. in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children from birth through preschool age for 11 years.
Our staff exceeds the norms for longevity in childcare programs. The state of California requires early childhood educators to have teacher permits. These permits are given dependent on the number of Early Childhood Education (ECE) units taken. The permits our teachers hold are Master Teacher, Teacher, Associate Teacher, and Assistant Teacher. We staff each classroom with a combination of the above. All of our full-time staff are also certified in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid, and we renew our certificates every two years.
We take the business of caring for your children very seriously and strive to be the very best we can.
We have large, brightly lit classrooms and a sunny outdoor space with new climbing stuctures, sandbox, trees, a vegetable and flower garden, shade areas, and push and ride toys. The playground has recently been renovated with safe rubber surfacing, and the classrooms have new laminate flooring. The Babies have their own separate outdoor play area that is padded, with small climbing structures, shade structures, and baby sized sensory tables. We also have a staff room, a kitchen, a parent lounge and nursing area, and a parent resource library.
Really good care for really little kids