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Alana

Lead Teacher, Koalas

Alana started at ELDC in May 2022.  She is attending North Seattle Community College and is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with all ages, both as a lead and an assistant for about 15 years off and on.

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Michelle

Lead Teacher, Koalas

Michelle started at ELDC in May 2023. She is originally from Oakland, CA and has worked with kids of all ages and loves to teach them the importance of being themselves. Michelle is a culinary graduate and even has her own start-up bakery that she runs from home. She delivers cakes for all events and occassions. 

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Byanu

Lead Teacher, Kangaroos

Byanu joined ELDC in May 2020. She has a BAS in Early Childhood Education from North Seattle College. She has been a teacher for over 17 years, working mainly with infants to two year olds. 

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Andrea

Lead Teacher, Kangaroos

Andrea began working at ELDC in April 2021. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she was in the hospitality industry for 10 years. She and her husband moved to Seattle from New Orleans and is now pursuing her passion as a caretaker and excited to work with young children.

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Kayla

Assistant Teacher, Kangaroos

Kayla has been at ELDC since August 2022. She worked for several years at the The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) childcare Center with both the toddlers and preschoolers. She is originally from Montana and loves reading, seeing plays, music, and new and challenging things!  

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Nancy

Lead Teacher, Kookaburras

Nancy joined ELDC in 2019. She is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education. Besides babysitting her cousins and friends, Nancy volunteered at the Washoe School District and worked at the Boys and Girls club. 

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Ashley

Lead Teacher, Kookaburras

Ashley began at ELDC in February 2023. She grew up in Houston, TX and moved around a lot growing up. Ashley has worked mainly in food service for several years, but loves being around children. She has babysat for my nieces, nephews, and children of varying ages and loved being able to help out families that needed care.

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Andrew

Lead Teacher, Wombats

Andrew began at ELDC in March 2022. Growing up in Texas, he helped raise his siblings until they were 6 years old. Because of it, he developed a passion for becoming a teacher or counselor to young children. 

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Zoe

Lead Teacher, Wombats

Zoe started at ELDC in February 2023. She has nannied kids of all different ages. She has also volunteered as an assistant teacher with 1st graders. She loves to do art and sculpting in her free time.

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Jasmina

Assistant Teacher, Wombats

Jasmina started at ELDC in October 2023. She graduated at the University of Washington and studied studio art. She worked at the Theater of Possibility, which is an organization that provides acting classes for children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum. She enjoys drawing, painting, photography, yoga, and skiing.

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Astrid

Assistant Teacher, Wombats

Astrid  began at ELDC in February 2024. She has an associates in English from Shoreline Community College where she also took ECE classes. Astrid began taking care of her siblings and other family members and just fell in love with it. She also spent summers as a camp counselor. Astrid enjoys being outdoors, reading, playing music, and going to concerts.
 

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Victoria

Lead Teacher, Dingos

Victoria started working at ELDC in January 2020. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes working with children of various ages.

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Cristiane

Assistant Teacher, Dingos

Cris started at ELDC in September 2023. She has her Bachelors in Education and taught at Jardim Escola Stockler and Colegio Santa Inacio in Brazil For over 10 years, she worked with children from infant to 6 years old. Her native language is Portuguese and can understand a bit of Spanish. Cris enjoys reading, traveling, dancing, and doing outdoor activities.

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Glorie

Center Cook

Glorie has been at ELDC since 2000. She has worked in every classroom in several positions, including being a lead teacher. She has an AAS from NSCC. Glorie has worked in the ELDC kitchen before, cooking up some yummy meals for the children.

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