Our Team

The Little Treehouse Academy is blessed to have a Dedicated Staff with an average of over 15 years of experience in early childhood education. Our Teachers have a passion for children and are committed to working in partnership with each family in the development of their child. See what some of our teachers have to say about why they are here.

Our Values:
  • QUALITY

  • ACCOUNTABILITY

  • IMPROVEMENT

  • EQUITY

  • RELATIONSHIPS

  • PARTNERSHIPS

Attributes and Personality:
  • INSPIRING

  • FRIENDLY

  • STIMULATING

  • CARING

  • SUPPORTING

Why do I work at Little Treehouse Academy...

Finding the right school for your child is often a challenging experience filled with uncertainty. My hope is that this website provides you with a useful insight into what Teremok and the Little Treehouse Academy can offer your family.

 

Teremok was founded (2004) with the aim of providing private education of the highest standard to the community of San Fernando Valley. Over 10 years on I have no hesitation in affirming that the school not only fulfills its core mission but continues to develop and improve year on year.

 

Central to our efforts is creating an environment where children can thrive. The curriculum demonstrates a commitment to challenging in equal measure the intellectual, creative and sporting talents of our children. We encourage our children to become clear-thinking and well-informed individuals who are not only coherent, but also enthusiastic, well mannered, and caring. 

 

I personally feel privileged to be a part of Teremok community of dedicated staff; supportive parents and high-achieving pupils. I trust this website will provide you with some evidence of that and encourage you to get in touch with us should you wish to learn more about our school. 

 

With best wishes,

 

Anna Shirokova

Administrator

Little Treehouse Academy / Teremok (Ru.)

Gina Castello

 

I have been lucky to have experienced working as a nanny, teacher and Childcare Center director. The children have brought so much joy to my life and I truly enjoy every aspect of educating them. Since then I have started a family of my own, becoming a mother of two sons. I enjoy physical activities like gardening, hiking and going to the beach. I also love animals and have a cat named Bella and a Husky named Luna at home.

I believe that open communication between teachers, parents and children builds trust and strong relationships. For the benefit of our children we can enhance their social and emotional skills by modeling it ourselves. If we work together by taking steps to improve their development anything is possible.

My vision is to help foster an atmosphere where the children can progress at their own pace in a developmentally appropriate curriculum, while gaining valuable life skills they will need to be successful. The love of learning is already within our children! When we expose them to new experiences and guide them through appropriate challenges amazing things will happen. It is my goal to instill strength and confidence in the child to help them become an individual who is well prepared for all tasks in their bright future.

Sarai Aquino

"I have been a part of each classroom at Little Treehouse Academy following a Continuity of care as a key to providing the deep connections that infants and toddlers need for quality child care.  It has been a pleasure being able to help them grow and learn as a Teacher.  I enjoy working with children because I get to watch them grow as an individual."

Sarai provides her students with fun, creative learning experiences that excite and engage them. She cares deeply for the individual needs of her students and meets them where they are. Her desire to create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and to build relationships with her students makes her an amazing teacher.

Deyanira Campos

"I am the Lead Teacher in the Discoverers’ classroom.  I have 27 Early Childhood Education units in Child Development and over 40 years of experience with children.  I enjoy working with children because they are the best of God’s creation; they are sincere and honest.  Children need guidance; they are empty cups that need to be filled up with excellent knowledge to become good people, and they all have the right to be loved. 

They give the love back to you!"

Ms Deya is kind, compassionate, passionate about teaching, and energetic. We are privileged to have her as a part of our Little Treehouse Academy team!

Lana Amer

"Working with children is the joy of my life because I am a part of something that will make a change and last forever. There is no greater treasure than the ability to watch children grow, learn and develop right in front of my eyes and to contribute to the positive outcome every day. Respond promptly to children’s individual needs support their growing ability to self-regulate, i.e., to function independently in personal and social contexts. I adapt to the child, rather than vice versa, and the child gets the message that he or she is important, that her/his needs will be met, and that his choices, preferences, and impulses are respected. I look forward to traveling this beautiful journey together with you and your family. I am currently the Early Learners’ teacher.  I love educating children and have the privilege of teaching children for up to 25 years."

Natasha Stus

Little Treehouse Academy is leader in early childhood education. From our Office to the classrooms where learning comes to life, we are united by a passion to create a world of learning, joy and adventure for more children ages 12 month through 6 years every day. Ms. Natasha is a vitally important part of our team and the children’s favorite person!

"I feed the tiniest of taste buds. As a cook, I prepare healthy and tasty meals and snacks for the children in our center. Following a menu and recipes developed by our in-house nutritionist, I ensure our children have the fuel they need to learn and grow."

Matthew Roger

" Let me introduce myself, I've been working with preschool children for over 20 years.  I have worked with ages 6 month all the way to teenagers.  Working with preschoolers is a joy of mine, especially when I get to watch them grow discover the world around them.  I've been married for over 16 years to a wonderful women named Vivian.  Together, we are blessed with a son.  I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know all your incredible children.

Shanilka Abeyesinhe

Ms. Shanilka jumped on board with us in 2015 and it feels like she has always been a part of our Little Treehouse Academy staff family. She is incredible, so supportive of our teaching staff and loved by all of our students. Ms. Shanilka often thinks of what others around her need before they even know it themselves, what a beautiful gift! She is funny, caring and organized! We are so thankful for her and all of her wonderful gifts she shares with us!

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