Little Movements Day Care Staff

Ann LaShelle-Salvetti
Owner /Director Little Movements Day Care

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 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.

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 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 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 and Preschool or to learn more about the program, please contact me.

 

Lead Teacher, Ibeth H.

Ibeth H.Ibeth was born in Atlanta, Georgia and she moved to California 6 years ago. She graduated from Novato High School in Marin County. Ibeth has worked in two day cares and has a tremendous amount of experience working with young children. She is such a lovely person, who shares a peace and grace when working with kids.

Ibeth loves spending time with children. She also loves taking care of her little niece, whom she has helped raise since she was born. Her two employment referrals talked highly about her, and of how patient, loving , and caring she is with the children. In the future she would like to become a teacher. In her free time, she loves to travel all around the world and always likes to spend time with her family. Ibeth is so excited to become part of our LMDC family.

 

Teacher Assistant, Alyssa S.

Alyssa S.Alyssa, my daughter, currently attends CU Boulder and is studying ‘Education in Leadership & Community Engagement’. She is also 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.

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, Maria M.

Maria M.Maria was born in Mexico. She grew up in California with her family. She most recently graduated from San Rafael High School. Maria has nannied for the past 3 years with local families in Marin and she has a lot of experience with children of all ages. All the families spoke very highly of her and her patience with children. Maria has a 3 year old daughter herself, that she is raising in Marin.

Maria is a lovely and energetic person, who always has a positive attitude. All the children at LMDC were drawn to her immediately. In Maria’s free time she likes to spend it with her family and friends. She is adventurous and likes to explore new places with her daughter on the weekends. She likes outdoor activities and traveling with her family. Maria plans on continuing her education at the College of Marin and plans to go into the medical field. Maria is very excited to thrive from this new experience at LMDC school and to be a part of a new community.

 

 

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.

Substitute Teacher, Liz D.

Liz DelaneyLiz Delaney received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from San Francisco State University. She worked as a registered nurse at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City. Liz worked in a variety of settings in the hospital . It was a rich and rewarding experience but after the birth of her first child, Liz decided to be at home full time. She moved from San Francisco to Larkspur Liz with the bandwhen her son was 16 months old. Now Liz is the mother of three, two boys and a girl. She enjoys volunteering her time at the kids schools where she discovered her favorite volunteering was working in the classroom with the kids. She loves getting to know the kids and individuals and they really responded to her too. This led her to Little Movements Day Care where she has the joy of taking care of all the wonderful children in the day care.

Liz also enjoys hiking the beautiful trails of Marin County, reading, knitting, watching movies and of course, spending time with her family.

Substitute Teacher, Diana C.

Diana CaballeroDiana was born and raised in San Francisco, California and she recently graduated from Dominican University of California with a B.A in psychology and a religion minor. She will be pursuing her master’s degree in Christian counseling this fall at Golden Gate Baptist Seminary School. For the past year she has been volunteering at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center. At the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center she volunteers in the playroom where Diana in her churchshe plays with the children and helps them develop their social and emotional competencies, by helping them to identify and express their feelings. Through their work they are providing direct services that prevent child abuse and neglect. She is also an active member of Christ is the Rock Church in San Francisco where she teaches bible classes and good morals to children ages 3 to 6 years. Diana also loves to travel especially on missionary trips. She will be going to Panama on her next missionary trip this August 2013.

 

Teacher Assistant, Jade Z.

Teacher's Assistant Jade Z.Jade is currently a student at UC Davis where she is intending to obtain a major in Human Development. Before starting college she attended Redwood High School where she worked at LMDC daycare her Senior year. She missed it so much she had to come back for the summer! Jade has a ton of experience with children of all ages and has worked for numerous families within Marin County. Having grown up with a little brother and family friends with small children, she is extremely comfortable in an environment filled with children. She got the opportunity to attend an advanced leadership service trip in the Dominican Republic. For two-weeks she ran a summer camp for children ages 5 to 13. During this experience she learned she wanted to combine her love for kids and medicine, and become a nurse practitioner with a specialty in pediatrics after graduation. When she's not studying at school, Jade loves to read, spend time with her friends and family, and travel. She is so excited to be able to come back to LMDC and meet all the new faces!