Our teachers are dedicated and licensed child-care providers
Monica Suarez , Program Director
Teacher Monica has been teaching for over 16 years in a variety of classrooms from infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pre-kindergarteners as well as elementary school aged children and teenagers in high school. However, her favorite age group to work with are preschool children, because of their desire to learn and their curiosity about the world around them.
Teacher Monica obtained her B.A. degree from San Francisco State in Child and Adolescent Development, with an emphasis in working with young children and families. She also received her A.A. degree from Skyline College in Early Childhood Education.The desire to become a teacher came when she was expecting her first child, and enrolled in a child development class to prepare herself to parent her child. Little did she know that she would fall in love the curriculum and decide to change her educational path from nutrition to early childhood education. Monica believes that each child is unique and has their own style of learning. It is up to educators to provide them with the opportunities to be able to explore their environment and to engage them in the learning process. Monica has two children, Tochtli and Antonia, a student a the Co-op.
Brianna Martinez , Teacher
Brianna saw herself one day working with young children when she was only a teenager ... and she was right! She taught two and three-year olds at a Burlingame preschool for 14 years, and brings over twenty years of experience in early childhood education to our co-op— along with loads of love and music and laughter.
Bri is emphatic that she learns the most from children (and is lucky to have such excellent teachers)— but she also has her Child Development Master Teacher Permit and is furthering her education at Skyline College. She has been at PCNS since 2017 and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your child’s first years at school!
Christina Jackson , Teacher
Christina Jackson has been working with children since she was one herself! From babysitting for family to starting her own (with a stop in pediatric dentistry along the way!), Christina knew she had found her future when she and her husband enrolled their daughter at PCNS.
She was a frequent fill in for moms and teachers even after her daughter left for kindergarten, and while also providing childcare for school families, Christina obtained her Early Childhood Education credentials from Skyline College. We’ve been happy to have her for over five years!