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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.

    • Nadia Rivera

      Nadia Rivera


      Hello, I’m Nadia Rivera. I have 12 years experience in the early childhood field. I have worked with many different programs including, Montessori and Estrellita Spanish emergent program.

      I have had the privilege in taking part in getting a school Nationally Accredited in 2017. Three of the twelve years I spent working as Director’s Assistant, and have experience working with children ages 6 weeks-6 years. I have three children of my own and they are what sparked my interest in this field.

      I have a passion for early childhood, I believe every child deserves the best. In my spare time I like to take family trips.

    • Serena Bailey
      Lead Teacher

      Serena Bailey

      Lead Teacher

      Hello! My name is Serena yet, most know me as Teacher Serena. I have been a professional in the Child Development field for over 10 years. I currently attain a teacher permit and an A.A in Child Development. I have always cared for children, and grew up in a family that owned an in home daycare. I am a highly skilled, experienced, nurturing, and passionate Teacher/Caregiver. I believe children learn best when they have a nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment, and teachers helping expand on each child’s personal experiences through play, discovery, socialization, and personal care routines. All of which I practice daily with each child I interact with.
      When I am not working, I spend my free time with my two children
      I love art, cooking, children, basketball, music, and candles. I can’t wait to work with you, and your child.

    • Fergie Acosta
      Lead Teacher

      Fergie Acosta

      Lead Teacher

      Hello my name is Ms. Fergie. My interest in the early childhood field was sparked when I began taking ECE classes at City college of San Francisco. I first interned at Guidry’s ECE program and loved my experience working there. While at Guidry’s I worked with several special needs children, and children under the autism spectrum. Although my experience at Guidry’s was a short one, I loved working with every child there, and working with children with special needs. I love working with children and love seeing them grow as individuals. I’m passionate about being an advocate for my students and their thirst to learn. In my spare time I love to spend time with my family, bake, practice yoga, hike and read. I look forward to working with you and helping your children grow as individuals!

    • Yessica Ignacio
      Lead Teacher

      Yessica Ignacio

      Lead Teacher

      Hola! I am Teacher Yessica. I have a passion working with children, and have found that children teach me as much as I teach them. I am currently continuing my education in child development. I enjoy singing songs and teaching Spanish. In my free time I like to draw and spend time with my friends.

    • Ilham Malki

      Ilham Malki


      Hello, my name is Ilham. I studied child development at CCSF. Since then, I’ve spent the last five years working in early childhood. Teaching is one of my passions, I like to be around children because they have so much joy, happiness and love to give. I like to guide them to explore the world around them. In my free time I like to go to the beach or gather with friends.