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April Brooks-Dresman

April Brooks-Dresman

Member Information

Position: Lead Facilitator, Director

Contact Information

Phone 1: 760-917-0800
Phone 2: 760-224-1525

Other Information

Biography

Ms. April

My love working with children has spanned 35 plus years in babysitting, being a Nanny, a tutor and a High School English and Reading Teacher.  I served as a craft and mosaic teacher for children and adults and ran a public mosaic art project in San Diego.

Education/Qualifications
  • BA in English from University of Connecticut with emphasis on teaching.
  • CA Professional Clear Teaching Credential in English; emphasis in CLAD from CA State LA.. Current 9/5/2018
  • Ongoing Early Childhood and Preschool Director training
  • Completed Early Childhood coursework via the YMCA CCI Program
  • CPR/First Aid/Preventative Health Practices certified
qualifications as Atelierista (running the arts program)
  • Certificate in Interior Design from Palomar College
  • Mosaic tile artist/teacher for 14 years.  
 

My experience as a high school teacher at LAUSD left me disheartened with our education system. I took a long hiatus from teaching to explore other options (you can read more about it in my blog). I have often missed teaching and after being a Nanny to an infant for a year I realized that I could return to working with children from the other end of the learning spectrum.

LittleLiving was hatched.  Here I look forward to working with children full of the joy and desire  for  learning.  I hope to build solid foundations, instill the joy of reading, identify any issues early, work together with parents  and  prepare these children for a lifetime of success.  I promise to provide a homelike, safe, nature and arts infused environment with a small student to teacher ratio of no more than 2 to 1.  

 

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