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Our Team

With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Our team consists of educators, administrators and assistants with experience and a passion for early childhood development and care.

  • As educators in early childhood development it is important for us to not only teach our future generations, but also to facilitate the optimal learning for each child we serve. GGLC encourages self directed learning and exploration, and promotes a child’s natural sense of curiosity. Our approach to childcare and preschool fosters confidence and a thirst for life long learning. 

    Our preschool staff aren’t just teachers, they’re facilitators. Each teacher has been hand selected based on their unique experiences and credentials in early childhood development, but rest assured, there is so much more to our staff than their credentials. Personality and a passion for children is a must when working with young children, and we take extra care to ensure that our teachers exemplify these characteristics.

    • Ms. Melissa
      Director

      Ms. Melissa

      Director

      Ms. Melissa joins GGLC with over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education and Child Development field as a Teacher, Site Supervisor, and Director. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Child Development. Ms. Melissa is a licensed child care provider with the State of California and owned her own large family child care business for 7 years prior to moving on to working for a non-profit Title 5 school in Marin where she became versed in Quality Counts California and the California Department of Education regulations. Her vision for GGLC is provide a high-quality learning center that draws from each teacher’s talents and fosters a love for learning and inspiration for all.

    • Ms. Henrietta
      Sprouts Classroom

      Ms. Henrietta

      Sprouts Classroom

      Ms. Henrietta joins GGLC with over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education and Child Development field. Ms. Henrietta holds an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining GGLC, Ms. Henrietta has worked as a Preschool Teacher with Title 5 and Title 22 preschools throughout the East Bay area. Ms. Henrietta has continued her education in the field by taking various training courses in Child Development and will be pursuing her Master Teacher teaching permit. Ms. Henrietta works as a Lead Teacher in our Sprouts classroom working infants and toddlers ages 12 months to 24 months old.

    • Ms. Victoria
      Caterpillar Classroom

      Ms. Victoria

      Caterpillar Classroom

      Ms. Victoria has been with GGLC since 2018. She has over 13 years of experience working as a Preschool Teacher in the East Bay area. Ms. Victoria’s primary classroom is the Caterpillar class, working with our toddlers- ages 18 months to 36 months. Ms. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Santo Tomas University in the Philippines. Ms. Victoria obtained her Early Childhood Education units at the Contra Costa Community College and UC Davis and continues to pursue her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and Child Development. She is fluent in Tagalog and loves to practice yoga in her free time.

    • Ms. Adriana
      Butterfly Classroom

      Ms. Adriana

      Butterfly Classroom

      Ms. Adriana joined GGLC in 2020. She is originally from Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Ms. Adriana is the Lead Teacher in our Butterfly classroom. She has 3 years of experience working in the Early Childhood Education and Child Development field. Ms. Adriana holds two Associate of Science degrees in Liberal Arts- Social and Behavioral Sciences and Health and Human Services. Ms. Adriana is currently attending San Francisco State University where she is majoring in Child and Adolescent Development. Ms. Adriana is actively involved in a project at SFSU that focuses on the social and emotional development of children. She enjoys being motivated by her students each day in the classroom.

    • Ms. Azi
      Blossom Classroom

      Ms. Azi

      Blossom Classroom

      Ms. Azi joined GGLC 2018 with over 7 years of teaching experience in the Early Childhood Education and Child Development field. Ms. Azi attended Contra Costa Community College where she obtained her Early Childhood Education units to obtain her Associate Teacher Child Development permit and continues to pursue her education in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining GGLC, Ms. Azi worked as a Montessori Teacher in Georgia, where she learned a vast amount of knowledge about the Montessori approach. Ms. Azi is fluent in Kurdish and Farsi and can speak French. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 10 year old daughter, her family, and going on walks.

    • Ms. Jesse
      Teacher's Aide

      Ms. Jesse

      Teacher's Aide

      Ms. Jesse joined GGLC in 2021 as a Teacher’s Aide in our Caterpillar classroom, working alongside Ms. Victoria. Ms. Jesse is originally from New York and is currently a Senior at UC Berkeley studying Psychology, Social Welfare, and Education. Ms. Jesse is passionate about child welfare and development, specifically helping children build their social emotional skills and encouraging a growth mindset in young learners. Ms. Jesse is responsible for assisting in the facilitation of daily activities, observation and assessments, and preparing monthly curriculum. Ms. Jesse is fluent in Korean and enjoys embroidery, watching TV shows, hanging out with friends, and cooking comfort food.

    • Mr. Subhash
      Owner

      Mr. Subhash

      Owner

      Hi! I’m Mr. Subhash, the owner of Golden Gate Learning Center. I’m a proud father of three and excited to support such a wonderful team of early childhood education professionals and each family we serve. It is my vision that Golden Gate Learning Center is a top-rated preschool in Berkeley and surrounding communities and I’m continuously working to lead the team toward achieving this vision.