Little Movements Staff

Ann LaShelle-Salvetti
Owner /Director Little Movements Day Care & Toddler Program

Masters in Administration in Education
Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology
Bachelors of Arts Degree, Minor in Child Development

Ann SalvettiI 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 & Toddler Program was the natural progression of my education, experience and career. I have raised three children in Marin County, who are all active members in their school, sports, community and church. And are now attending College.

Ann and BuzzI taught for several years after graduating from SDSU in public schools and private schools. My education and experiences lead me to the Corporate sector, where I was hired, to train and implement all training and educational programs to Nordstrom, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Neiman Marcus.

With all my experience in teaching and training in different educational environments, in 2008, after having three children of my own, I opened Little Movements Day Camp, a Summer Program for Toddlers. With the success of that program, and after years of preparation, I opened, Little Movements Day Care & Toddler Program with now a dedicated classroom environment and napping area and a dedicated play yard for hours of outdoor play. I had prepared and designed the perfect learning environment for Early Childhood Education.

The Salvetti FamilyAt Little Movements Day Care & Toddler Program, 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 & Toddler Program 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 & Toddler Program or to learn more about the program, please contact me.


Alyssa Salvetti, Head Teacher.

Education: Bachelors of Arts in Education and Community Development
California License: Child Development Program Director Permit: BA and 24 units in Early Childhood Education/CD

Alyssa S.Alyssa, my daughter, graduated from CU Boulder and studied ‘Education in Leadership & Community Engagement’. She was an active member in her Sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Alyssa was an honor student at Redwood High School here in Marin County. She played on the Volleyball team at Redwood High School, and continued to play club volleyball throughout High School for Absolute and Marin Juniors.

She has always had a passion for educating children and spending time with young children. When she was in Junior High, Alyssa volunteered at ‘All Children’s Academics’ a specialized education for students with academic and social learning differences. She served as a mentor in appropriate social skills and worked with the children one on one. Alyssa S.Alyssa has been volunteering and Teaching at LMDC since I opened in 2008, she has many years of experience at LMDC and with children of all ages.

During her free time, she loves to cook, read novels, and she loves long dog walks with her pets. Alyssa also has a passion for the arts and sketching in particular. She has won several prestigious awards for her art work. Alyssa is an amazing girl and the children are drawn to her.


Teacher Assistant, Elsy R.

Elsy R.Elsy is originally from El Salvador. She moved to California 16 years ago and has been working as a private Nanny for the last 14 years. Most recently she worked for another daycare in Marin and came highly recommended. She has many years of experience with children as she also worked in a Daycare in El Salvador.

Elsy is a mother of two grown children and also is the proud Grandmother to two grandchildren.

In her free time she enjoys going on long walks and playing with her Grandchildren. One of her passions is to cook and makes the most delicious Pupusas with Pork and cheese filling.

Elsy loves being part of our LMDC family!


Teacher Assistant, Mayra R.

Mayra R.Mayra is originally from Guatemala she moved to California three years ago. In Guatemala, Mayra was working as a Nanny. She has always loved being around children and caring for them.

Mayra is also a mother of four children, she has two sons and two daughters.

During her free time she enjoys reading, and also going on long walks. She also has a big passion for cooking food from her culture.


Teacher Assistant, Andrea C.

Andrea C.Andrea is currently a student at Redwood High School. Born and raised in Marin County, she has 3 siblings in her family. Andrea loves spending most of her time playing with her younger brother who is 2 years old.

She is wonderful with the children at LMDC. She reads them endless stories which they adore. In her free time she likes to cook and bake. She also enjoys going on hikes and exploring new trails in Marin County. She’s also a really big fan of soccer.




Teacher Assistant, Briana S.

Briana S.Briana, my youngest daughter, attends Saint Marys College of California and is playing D1 Soccer for The Gaels. Briana is studying Mathematics & Environmental Sciences at Saint Mary's College. She also plays in a professional Summer League, the USL-W League, on the Sirens.

Briana was an Honor student at Redwood High School earning her a Lifetime Membership to the Sequoians Academic Honor Society and was awarded a Life Membership to California Scholarship Federation. She also earned a Golden State Seal Merit Diploma, a State Seal of Biliteracy and she also was awarded a Department Award in Physical Education and won the Offensive Player of the Year for Women's Soccer this year in 2022. She is an active member of her Church and Teaches Soccer to Youth groups.

Briana's soccer success!Briana really enjoys being with the children at LMDC and they love playing with her. Of course, she loves to play Soccer at recess with them, but also is a natural at teaching them and sharing with them her knowledge about Natural Sciences and the environment.

In her free time Briana enjoys cooking, baking, and shopping with her sister. In the Summer, the house is filled with laughter of these two planning their next adventure.

Briana playing USL soccerBriana also has a passion for travel and has been Mexico many times and to Italy with her family, visiting her Italian relatives in Lucca in 2018. She has enjoyed traveling internationally since she was 13 years old for Soccer. She had the honor of competing in the Denmark No. 1 Cup in Denmark and winning! She later played in the World Youth Cup in Sweden in 2017, representing the United Sates and placed second in the World Youth Cup for her age group.

She hopes to travel to Spain next and many other countries in the future as her journey continues in soccer.

Substitute Teachers

I may need to employ a substitute caregiver if I am ill or on vacation. I am confident that my staff will be every bit as wonderful as I am with the children.

They have a tremendous amount of experience and zest for the energy of our little ones.

The substitute teacher will be trained in all LMDC policies and have current CPR and First Aid certifications and be familiar with the all children in the program.

Teacher, Ana A.

Teacher AnaAna is originally from Brazil. She has been in California for the last 20 years.

Ana has been a private nanny for the last 20 years. I have known Ana for four years, as she has helped me care for my children, organize my home and do all my children’s laundry and organize my children’s closets and rooms. She is very talented and a dedicated employee.

She is amazing with the LMDC children due to all her years of experience as a private nanny.

In her spare time, Ana loves spending time with her family and her sister and traveling the world. She loves to cook in her spare time and loves to sew. Her favorite thing to make when sewing is baby blankets.

Ana is so excited to be a part of the LMDC family and we are thrilled to have her as part of the LMDC family.