Faculty and staff
Ronalyn Hermano, Director-Preschool, PK Rm. 2 Teacher
BA Liberal Studies: Early Teaching and Learning, CSU Dominguez Hills
When I first visited SCL Preschool, the people here were quite welcoming and friendly. In a short period of time, they made me feel like this was a community I wanted to become a part of. I was very blessed to be given an opportunity to be a part of the Preschool staff in early May 2014.
I believe that the first few years of a child's life are very important and that it's essential to their growth that they are guided in the right direction. It is said that, "Children cannot become self disciplined unless adults teach them the right from wrong" (-anonymous). It is up to us, as adults, to prepare them for their future because they are our future. When I was in Kindergarten myself, I was inspired by my teacher, I wanted to be just like her.
As I grew older, I knew I wanted to be a part of a child's beginning, where they learn to read, to eventually being able to read in order to learn. Young minds are very fascinating to me and their imagination is limitless. As an aide and an aspiring teacher, I will strive to provide useful knowledge, support and encouragement to all students that I encounter. Within this journey of mine, I hope to be able to continue to learn and improve myself in all aspects of life. I am thankful to be a part of this family.
Annalisa Prieto, Assistant Director-Preschool
BA Human Services, CSU Dominguez Hills
MA Curriculum & Instruction, Concordia University, Irvine
I believe the first five years of a child's life are the most important for development as a lifelong learner. Working with children at this wondrous age is truly a gift. Each child comes to school with so much joy, curiosity, and zest for life and learning.
I believe a stimulating, child-centered setting, which offers a safe and developmentally appropriate environment where children can learn self-discipline and have the opportunity to make good choices is vital. Children thrive in an atmosphere where they are encouraged to make choices, communicate thoughts and feelings in a positive way, and accept responsibility for their actions; a setting where children learn social skills that will last a lifetime.
St. Catherine Labouré Preschool has experienced and devoted teachers who create challenging opportunities for children, inspiring them to do great things.
"Passion isn't something that is created but rather the results of the conditions under which learning is allowed to occur."- Sir Ken Robinson.
Ingrid Cabrera Mora, Preschool Rm. 1 Teacher
AS Electronic Engineering, ITT Technical Institute
Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development
I believe a comprehensive preschool education should be age appropriate and based on solid child development principles. It would address the child's development in the following areas: social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual.
I believe students should have a stable environment and the opportunity to learn to work and play with others, develop large and small motor skills, receive motivation for creative mental development, obtain a broader range of diversity in learning to handle emotions and to develop an understanding of Christ, love, generosity and other Christian values.
I believe interactive activities should be a primary standard for a student's learning and development. The provides a group setting in which the child can feel secure and separate easily from parents.
I will provide an opportunity for one-to-one experiences between teacher and student and foster the development of peer group friendships. I believe that each child develops at his/her own pace and should be treated as an individual.