Ms. Stefanie is a graduate of San Francisco State University where she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. She has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 16 years. She joins Bella Montessori with an extensive background in both teaching and managing in diverse settings such as corporate, private, faith-based and in-home childcare centers. Ms. Stefanie is a current member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and possesses a Child Care Director Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
She believes each child is unique and our role as educators is to nurture children’s emerging needs and interests to promote growth and their understanding of the world around them. She loves fostering a child’s curiosity through dialog and play. She aims to provide opportunities for children to become critical thinkers while developing a life-long love of learning.
In addition to ensuring the safety and well being of our students, her goal is to continue to strengthen partnerships between teachers and families to make sure we are providing the best care for our children!