MEET OUR TEACHERS

The Y Preschool Teachers are responsible for implementing an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children ages 2-5. Our staff provide a quality experience to children and parents that focus on the YMCA Core Values: Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility.

 

Ms. Melissa Baez, Childcare Coordinator

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

CDA Credential

Child Care Management Director Credential

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

16 credits in Early Childhood Education

10 years of experience

 

Ms. Alberta Cowles, VPK A

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Bachelors of the Arts in Physical Education

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

9 years of experience

 

Ms. Tanika Canty, VPK A

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

A.A. Paralegal Study

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

3 years of experience

 

Ms. Nieves de la Llana, VPK B

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

National CDA (Preschool Endorsement)

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

Behavior Assistant Credential

Nursing Assistant Credential

4 years of experience

 

Ms. Sharon Graham, VPK B

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

National CDA

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

22 years of experience

 

Ms. Emeli Garcia, 3 Year Olds

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Bachelors of the Arts in English

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

 

Ms. Luisa Barrous, 2 Year Olds

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

Bachelors of the Arts in Early Childhood Education

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)

State of Florida Staff Credential

 

Mr. Antonio "Tony" Garcia, After School

CPR/AED/First Aid Certified

State of Florida Child Care Overview Course (45 hours)