Sequoia

Monica Gonzalez

I am currently working with children ages 2 ½ to 3 ½ years old in the Sequoia Class here at Step by Step. I have been teaching since 2012 with children ages infant through Elementary School.

 

Education

 

I have my Site Supervisor permit for teaching and my Early Childhood Education certificate from Lake Tahoe Community College. I will be graduating from LTCC in June of 2021 with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am CPR and First Aid certified and I attend various professional development trainings throughout the year every year.

 

Teaching Philosophy

 

I love spending time with children learning about who they are individually and creating social ways to help them learn and develop. With my age group I focus on helping the children become more independent, expressive, and free to use their imaginations. It makes me feel happy and successful when I see children accomplish certain tasks and become ready for their next stages in life. My favorite things to do with the kids is art, literacy, and spending one on one time with them.

 

How I Spend My Time

 

On my free time I love spending time with friends, family, and my dogs. I like going to concerts, I love makeup, music, movies, crafting, organizing, shopping, road trips and camping.

Claudia Rodriguez

I work with children 2 years old up to 4 years old as a teacher’s aide. I have been working at Step by Step since 2019 and I love it. I enjoy being with the kids and interacting with them. Their smiles, laughter and excitement showing me what they made or learned really brighten my days.

 

Education

 

Currently I am taking online courses to improve my knowledge of the children as well as their growth and development. My current goals are to take more classes to continue learning about children and how to be a more effective teacher. I am working toward obtaining my Associate teacher permit. I am also working towards learning and comprehending English better so I can interact with all the children comfortably in their native language.

 

Teaching Philosophy

 

I believe that children learn through discovery and interaction. Key social skills are developed in early ages during childhood. In our classroom we modify the curriculum so that the children interact with each other while learning.      

 

How I Spend My Time

 

In spend my spare time with my children and my husband. We love talking, telling stories and watching movies together. I also like to go shopping on the weekends.