Meet our Staff
Our Little Mud Puddles Staff
Top left: Miss Amber, Miss Gayle, Miss Gayle J.L., Miss Amy, Mr. Wally, Miss Elizabeth, Miss Carla, Miss Everlina and Miss Gloria Middle Row: Miss Berenice, Miss Darlene, Miss Yuner. Bottom left: Miss Anne, Miss Bexi, Miss Shron.
The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center has a diversified staff trained in Early Childhood Development through education and experience. All of our teachers have either earned a Child Development Teacher Permit, AA degree or BA degree in Child Development and have the appropriate Early Childhood Development units required by State Licensing to teach preschool. Our staff’s professional experience in the classroom ranges from 4 years to 36 years. In addition, all staff attend educational workshops throughout the year and maintain current Pediatric CPR/First Aid certificates.
We believe the teacher is the key to a child’s learning and we emphasize love and care in the teacher-child relationship. The teachers are also trained to gear their curriculum according to the children’s interest and learning abilities.
We have a very low turnover rate. In fact, some of our staff have been with us since The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center was founded in 1986.
If you are interested in a career with Little Mud Puddles, please send your resume to: email@example.com
Founder & Director
Darlene Johnston is the President, Founder and Director of The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center. She lives in Fremont, California, has 2 grown children and is a proud Grandmother of a beautiful granddaughter and grandson. Darlene has an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education Development as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities. Also, she has earned a Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the State of California. Darlene has been in child care since 1982. The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center has been in existence since 1986. Darlene is a Board Representative of the Professional Association of Childhood Educators (PACE). She is part of the Alameda County Quality Counts Advisory Committee.
Elizabeth Motwani is the Assistant Director of The Little Mud Puddles Learning Center. She lives in Fremont with her husband and has two grown children and is a proud Grandmother of a beautiful granddaughter. Elizabeth has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and has worked with children since 1995. She is also a member of the Professional Association for Childhood Education.