Our Staff

Darcie Kass

Owner/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

Assistant 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

                                                    Continuing college education towards a BA in ECE                    

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)

                                                    Continuing college education towards a BA in Child                                                                      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 1 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 3 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

 

Krista Gallegos

Assistant Teacher

Continuing education towards an AA in Early Childhood Education

 

Tatiana Jimenez

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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