OUR STAFF

OUR STAFF

Our staff are experienced teachers, who observe children interacting with peers and interacting with the materials around them. Our teachers use this knowledge to develop a well rounded curriculum for each child exclusively. Our teachers foster a loving and caring environment where children enjoy learning and creating amazing solutions.

Suraiya

Suraiya

“I have been teaching for 15+ years with success because I believe in connecting with children and their families first.”

Suraiya has her Advance Teaching certificate from UCLA and over 15 years of teaching experience. She has worked at 9 schools with different approaches to education and childcare. These approaches include Traditional nursery, Montessori, Head Start, Emergent and Reggio-Inspired.

While working as a teacher, Suraiya created strong curricula for schools such Disney’s Children Center, Larchmont preschool and Kirkland Art’s Center in WA. She created the first “Toddler Art Studio” for the KAC. Her diverse curricula became the foundation for the schools.

Suraiya uses her knowledge in child development and experience as a teacher to guide her decisions as a director at Imagine Preschool.

Arlyena

ARLYENA

Teacher Arlyena has her Teaching Certificate and Infant and Toddler Certificate from L.A.C.C. She has been teaching for 10 years. And for over 3 years, Arlyena has been teaching in a Reggio-inspired classroom. Arlyena is skilled at observing children’s interests and facilitating the children’s needs.

Arlyena’s expertise is in the sciences. She adds a rich science curriculum to our program by creating engaging science provocations for the children. Her provocations are explorations of material and investigations of natural causes.

Arlyena shares her gifts with the community and volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at her church. Her spontaneity and love for children helps her to connect with them easily.

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MORE ABOUT SURAIYA

Suraiya has her B.F.A. in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and has worked for companies like The Walt Disney Co, Sony Pictures, and other animation studios. These experiences help her work professionally with children, parents, and other teachers.

Suraiya is passionate about sharing her knowledge of art techniques and materials with children. She creates provocations with unique combinations of materials for the children to explore. Her love for the arts entice children to experience and learn about the world. And through Suraiya’s projects the children are able to express themselves in deeper and more meaningful ways.

“The teachers are chosen for their kind and caring ways in which they teach young children, for their knowledge in child development, and for their expertise in the Reggio approach.”
“The teachers are chosen for their kind and caring ways in which they teach young children, for their knowledge in child development, and for their expertise in the Reggio approach.”

- Suraiya Daud : Director/Atelierista

La Crescenta California, 91214       (818) 696-3151      Lic# 198018535

La Crescenta California, 91214
(818) 696-3151
Lic# 198018535