Our philosophy of early childhood education is that children learn through play by experiencing and experimenting in a safe, secure, nurturing environment. By experiencing daily social interactions they develop their social, cognitive and language skills through several outlets for experimenting - books, music, art, cooking, gardening, and the natural world. By facilitating these experiences children become engaged, independent learners.
Valle de Niños is a rich resource for parents as well as children. Through partnerships with parents an early childhood program becomes a support system for families. By scheduling Parent gatherings at Valle de Niños, Parents can meet and discuss child development issues.
Our bilingual program will teach children English and Spanish through story time, singing, and daily activities.
Aida Lane is the Director/Teacher of Valle De Niños. I am a native to San Francisco. I have been the Director/ Teacher at Valle De Niños since 2013 after teaching Preschool at Silverspot Co-op Nursery School In Brisbane, CA for 9 years.
I received a Teacher/Director award in 2009 from the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools. I participated for 6 yrs. as a Parent/Teacher at Rocky Mountain Co-op Nursery School in San Francisco, CA. I enjoy gardening,photography, hiking, and walking my dog. I am an Early Childhood Education advocate and participate on the Board of Directors at Cross Cultural Family Centers.
Clara Daims(Windsong) is a teacher, musician and artist dedicated to nature-play education and worked at Little Artistas. She brings her talents to practice by singing,playing the piano, guitar, and berimbau with the children. She has been a teacher at Valle de Niños for 4 years.
Yuri Murguia is a teacher and has 3 yrs. experience as a parent/teacher at Rocky Mountain Co-op Nursery School. She has been at teacher at Valle de Niños for 5 years.
Sofia Elias and Xenia Lane are assistant teachers. They have been assistant teachers for 2 years.
Sofia Elias is an Artist,Musician and is dedicated to the Mission Neighborhood.
Xenia Lane is a studying Child Development at CCSF and is Aida Lane’s daughter. She has experience babysitting and working with ECE programs. Xenia graduated from Rocky Mountain Cooperative Nursery School.
All teachers and Assistants are fluent in English and Spanish
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