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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. Serena
      Director/Sprouts Classroom

      Ms. Serena

      Director/Sprouts Classroom

      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.

    • Mrs. Wazhma
      Operations

      Mrs. Wazhma

      Operations

      As someone who has had a passion for teaching young children for over 20years, I am delighted to expand my role as Operations Manager here at Golden Gate Learning Center with Ms. Serena and her team of amazing teachers. My commitment will be to help and guide children and staff, to reach their full potentials and to provide all the families with a developmentally sound and loving environment to set a foundation of learning for a lifetime.

      After earning my B.A in developmental psychology from S.F. State in 1993, I knew that child development and teaching was in my future. When my oldest daughter who, now 25, was 14 months old I started taking Montessori classes at the Maria Montessori School of the Golden Gate in San Francisco. After more Montessori classes through Cal State East Bay, in 2001 I began the role of head Pre-K teacher at Fountainhead Montessori and over a period of fifteen years expanded my role by helping to manage the business and operations of the school. Having been a Director and Preschool Teacher for over twenty years I have learned various aspects of running a successful center and I’m excited to join GGLC. During the times I am not with preschoolers I enjoy spending time with my two daughters, my husband, and our cat Delilah.

    • Ms. Victoria
      Sprouts Classroom

      Ms. Victoria

      Sprouts Classroom

      Ms. Victoria brings over 10 yrs of work experience with preschool and after school care in the East Bay area.She is not be a biological mom but a universal mom to each and every child she encounters.In her free time she practices yoga and is an avid reader of new age and art books Ms. Victoria is also studying Latin and continuing her education in early childhood development and education.

    • Ms. Yessica
      Blossom Classroom

      Ms. Yessica

      Blossom Classroom

      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.

    • Ms. Azi
      Blossoms Classroom

      Ms. Azi

      Blossoms Classroom

      Azi is a new resident of California and a proud mommy of a wonderful 8-year old girl. She brings 3 years of experience working in the Early Childhood field and is currently furthering her education in Child Development.

    • 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.