About Little Movements Day Care

Ann SalvettiAnn LaShelle-Salvetti

I have always had a passion for the education of children. I began my teaching career in 1987 as a Teacher’s Aide in a Special Education 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 graduated from SDSU with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Development. After graduating from SDSU, I taught preschool for 3 years. While teaching Preschool, I earned my Masters in Administration in Education. Opening my own school, Little Movements Day Care was the natural progression of my education, experience and career path. I have raised three children in Marin County, who are all active members in their school, sports, community and church.

At Little Movements Day Care and Preschool, I have created a safe, clean environment, for your child to explore and play. I believe in a comprehensive early education that addresses needs of the whole child. I invite you and your child to our school, Little Movements Day Care to experience the everyday joy of painting a picture, figuring out a puzzle, building a Lego structure, or flopping into a mound of pillows to look at a book in our "quiet area".

To book a tour of Little Movements Day Care or to learn more about the program, please contact me.

References will be provided by former families of Little Movements Day Care. Also check out our “Kudos” tab to hear personal testimony from the student families.

The Salvetti Kids

The Salvettis 2006

The Salvettis 2011

The Salvettis 2013

The Salvettis 2015

The Salvettis 2016

The Salvettis 2016 & 2017 Honor Roll
Honor Roll 2016 & 2017

The Salvettis 2017

The Salvettis 2020

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.”

2019  Alyssa Salvetti, Sequoians Academic Honor Society


Alyssa's awards