In all classrooms we encourage an atmosphere of love and warmth, a peaceful environment, consistency, flexibility and choice. Children are empowered to explore and experiment.


Our infant program provides guidance for infants aged 2 through 10 months. The daily schedule is programmed according to the needs of each individual child.

Since our infants have a wide developmental range, they are encouraged to learn about their world through individualized curriculum that invites exploration and celebrates each milestone. The children are introduced to activities that encourage social, cognitive and physical development such as musical instruments, books, manipulative toys, puppets, soft blocks, balls and singing.


CLASSROOM

Our infant classroom is a secure and inviting space that is limited only to infants, teachers and parents. The infant room is the only classroom that is separated from other classrooms to ensure a safe, quiet and clean space for infants to socialize, rest and play.  The classroom's abundant windows allows access to natural light and overlooks the toddler playground so that infants can observe toddlers at play.


TEACHERS

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VEVA SALAZAR

Veva has been working in the field of early childhood education for the past 28 years. She has worked with infants, toddlers, and preschool age children. Teaching young children has been a very rewarding and fulfilling career for her, as she’s helped children develop and learn new skills every day. Veva is a cancer survivor, and the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren. She has completed 24 units in Early Childhood Education, and has been an outstanding and dedicated staff member at Les Enfants since 1993.

 
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BRIGITTA “GITTA” TAKELA

Gitta has worked with children at Les Enfants for the past 18 years. She owned and operated a family home daycare for several years before joining the staff at Les Enfants in 1997. Gitta is the mother of 3 children, and has been an outstanding, dedicated, and exemplary caregiver in the infant room. She was born in Finland, and did most of her study of child development there.

 
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GLADIS DEL CID

Gladis has over 18 years’ experience working with children under the age of 5. She is currently attending Los Angeles Trade Technical College and working towards her A.A. Degree in Child Development. She is a hardworking and dedicated caregiver who truly enjoys helping children in their early stages of development. Gladis is the mother of a 10-year-old girl who is her pride and joy. She joined our Les Enfants family in February 2009.

 
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EVANGELINA “EVA” FIELDS

Eva has experience working as a Teacher’s Aide and teacher of preschool age children. She has an over 50+ units in ECE.  She loves working with young children, and watching them learn new things and grow every day. Eva is the mother of two daughters. She joined our staff at Les Enfants in October 2001 and is a very hardworking and dedicated staff member.