Our Staff

Darcie Kass

Owner/Executive Director of A Child's Place Learning Center, Inc. 

Part-Time Faculty - Orange Coast College

Part-Time Faculty - Santa Ana College

Part-TIme Faculty - Santiago Canyon College

Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management

Master of Arts in Education Leadership in ECE

Program Director Permit - California Commission on Teacher                                             Credentialing

                                                     Professional Growth Advisor - California Commission on                                                                                                             Teacher Credentialing

                                                    Director Mentor - California Early Childhood Mentor Program

                                                    Council Member - Orange County Child Care and                                                                                                     Development Planning Council

                                                    Co-Chair - Inclusion Collaborative (Sub-Committee of the                                                                                                                                     OCCCDPC)

                                                    Facilitator - West Orange County Directors Collaborative          

Stacy Stooks

Operations Director/Designated Responsible

Room 1 Teacher

Has worked at ACP for 18 years 

Associate of Arts Degree

Degree/Certificate of Achievement - Preschool Teacher

Degree/Certificate of Achievement - Early Childhood Administration

Master Teacher Permit - California Commission on Teacher                                                         Credentialing 

                                                    Mentor Teacher - California Early Childhood Mentor Program

                                                    Bachelor of Science - Child and Adolescent Development         

Wendi Evans

Inclusion Director/Designated Responsible 

Has worked at ACP for 11 years

Trained in Applied Behavior Analysis 

Trained in Social Thinking and Pivotal Response Treatment

Holds a Master Teacher Permit - California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Council Member - Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council

                                                    Member - Inclusion Collaborative (Sub-Committee of the                                                            OCCCDPC)

                                                    Bachelor of Arts - Early Childhood Development                      

Marilyn Mendoza

Curriculum Director 

Room 3 Teacher

Has worked at ACP for 12 years

Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Education

Masters in Education with a specialization in Special Education

Site Supervisior Permit - California Commision on Teacher Credentialing

Mentor Teacher - California Early Childhood Mentor Program

 

 

Elvira Soto

Room 3 Teacher

Has worked at ACP for 7 years

Continuing college education towards an AA in ECE/Certificate of Achievement in ECE/Associate Teacher Permit 

 

Kayla Kass

Room 2 Teacher/Designated Responsible

Site Supervisor Permit

Has worked at ACP for 4 years

Bachelor Of Science -  Child and Adolescent Development

 

Brooke Baker

Room 1 Teacher/Designated Responsible

Has worked at ACP for 1.5 years

Countinuing college education towards Bachelor of Science Child and Adolescent Development

 

Mariah Curran

Room 2 Teacher

Bachelor of Art - Liberal Studies

Continuing education towards an AA in Early Childhood Education

 

Tatiana Jimenez

Room 1 Teacher

Continuing education towards an AA in Early Childhood Education

 

Krista Gallegos

Assistant Teacher

Continuing education towards an AA in Early Childhood Education

 

                      Tiffany Hershelman

                       Assistant Teacher/IT Support

 

 

A Child's Place is proud of our low teacher/child ratios and our minimal staff turnover. Our staff are certified in Pediatric First Aid/CPR and AED. Each teacher continues their professional growth through college classes, workshops and trainings. 

 

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A Child's Place Learning Center Inc.
1941 Church St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-646-4318 949-646-4318
Fax: 949-646-9053
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