About Little Movements Day Care

Ann SalvettiAnn LaShelle-Salvetti
I have always had a passion for education and children. I began teaching in 1987 as a teacher’s aide in a Special Needs classroom. My early experience with children of all learning levels and styles, lead me to a career path that has not only been fascinating but rewarding. In 1990 I taught preschool for 3 years and then began teaching elementary school. I dreamt of opening my own Day Care in College and went on to earn a dual degree in Psychology and Child Development to prepare myself for that dream. I am living my dream!

I so enjoy spending time with children and I have created a safe, clean environment, for your child to explore and play. I invite you to my home to experience the everyday joy of painting a picture, building a Lego structure, or flopping into a mound of pillows to look at a book. To book a tour of my family day care or to learn more about myself and the program, please contact me.

References can be provided by past families and children of Little Movements Day Care. Also check out our “Kudos” tab to hear from some of the families.

The Salvetti Kids

The Salvettis 2006

The Salvettis 2011

The Salvettis 2013

The Salvettis 2015

The Salvettis 2016

The Salvettis 2015
Honor Roll 2016 & 2017

The Salvetti's 2017

Larkspur teens collect 1,300 shoes for charity

Shoes for Charity

Dante, Briana and Alyssa Salvetti prepare to ship donated shoes from Larkspur to Soles4Souls. (Courtesy of Ann Salvetti)

By Maryann Jones Thompson, Marin Independent Journal
POSTED: 01/10/18, 4:13 PM PST

The Salvettis have a lot more room around the house these days. After spending four months gathering donations, the Larkspur family boxed up more than 650 pairs of shoes and shipped them to global nonprofit Soles4Souls in December.

“We collected new and used shoes for both kids and adults,” says Alyssa Salvetti, 16, who spearheaded the collection and organization of the shoes with her twin siblings, Briana and Dante, 13. “We were excited because we beat our total from last year, 507 pairs.”

The Salvettis have collected shoes for Soles4Souls since 2014. The charity ships the pairs to less fortunate people in the U.S. and around the world. The worn shoes can also be used because they are given to entrepreneurs who refurbish and reuse the shoe parts and then sell the upcycled products to earn money.

The teens networked with local groups to find donations. The congregation of St. Patrick Church in Larkspur was extremely generous, as was Briana’s soccer club, Marin FC, and local running clubs.

Every weekend, the Salvetti teens would sort through the week’s donations, find two shoes that matched, rubber-band them together and package 25 pairs in one bag — a challenging job even for these athletic teens. “The bags are so heavy — I really underestimated how much they would weigh,” Alyssa says.

“The organizing and packing process takes a lot of time,” says mom, Ann Salvetti. “We are extremely thankful to the community for their generosity. We plan to do this every year.”