1. Ms. Tammy Lariz – Administrator:
Having attended Play ‘N’ Learn as a child and growing up around the school (her parents were the owners) it is safe to say that nobody knows Play ‘N’ Learn better than Tammy. She has worked her way up over the 18 + years she has worked here from Janitor, to Cook, to teacher’s aide, to teacher, to Director and now as the Administrator, she is responsible for the entire staff and the curriculum of the school. She works very hard to ensure that your child has the best possible experience during their time here at Play ‘N’ Learn Preschool.
2. Ms. Deepthi – Director:
Ms. Deepthi earned her Masters Degree in Education in 2002 and then obtained her Child Development Program Director Permit in 2013. She has dedicated the last 12 years of her life to improving the lives of the children in San Jose by ensuring their experience at our campus is safe, loving, clean and educational. She is currently overseeing the transformation of this campus into a state-of-the-art facility. Ms. Deepthi is multi-lingual and speaks both English and Sinhalese.
3. Ms. Patty – Director:
Ms. Patty graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors Degree in Child Development. Education is very important to her. While Ms. Patty has been with Play ‘N’ Learn for many years, she is currently teaching Kindergarten, something she takes great pride in. Ms. Patty is the mother of two young daughters, which she also takes great pride in.
4. Ms. Yvonne – Director’s Assistant/Jr.Kindergarten Teacher:
5. Ms. Yadira – Pre-Kindergarten Teacher:
Ms. Yadira has her AA degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children for years and has experience with toddlers – 5 years. She loves working with children because she gets to see the children succeed and grow to the next level. She enjoys watching the progress of the children throughout the year and takes great pride in helping to build their self-esteem and confidence. Ms. Yadira is bi-lingual and speaks both Spanish and English.
6. Ms. Lyka – Preschool Teacher:
Ms. Lyka earned her bachelor degree in Elementary Education in 2009. Since moving to California, she has continued her education even further. She is bi-lingual, speaking both English and Tagalog. As a skilled teacher, Lyka enjoys watching the children grow and develop as she exposes them to new concepts and ideas. She values education highly and it means a lot to her that our parents trust her enough to allow her to educate their children.
7. Ms. Liliana – Preschool Teacher:
8. Ms. Joanna – Toddler Teacher: