My name is Traci
I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 25 years. I love what I do and know this is the work God has called me to do. I love how everyday is different when working with young children. I love their curiosity and wonder for the world around them. I love watching children grow, change and grasp new concepts. As a Director, I have a hands on approach. My staff and I work as a team. I believe in relationship building and getting to know my staff and the families we serve. I feel so blessed and honored to spend the day with your children.
My educational background is in Early Childhood Education and Business. I have an AS in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Organizational Management with a minor in Early Childhood.
I am also passionate about sharing God's love for us. My hope is that the Good News of Jesus Christ will transform the lives of the families we serve at Footprints.
I am wife and a mother to three sons. I love my family time.
In my free time, I like to be outside in nature. I love big trees. I like to camp, hike, swim and just sit in the stillness of my God's beautiful creation. I also enjoy cooking, reading and learning about nutrition and diy projects.
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life"
My name is Zahara
I go by just Zahara because I believe that I am at an equal learning point at all times of my life with our friends. We make discoveries together as a team. I am not the coach, or leader, but instead a facilitator ensuring milestones are met,interests are being followed, and learning is occuring. Also, I aim to be an approachable person who is constantly working on their teaching style, and adapting to the children in my care. I am always open for feedback.
I love reading, drawing, and collecting research data for studies in my spare time. I also aid in running two non-profit organizations, one in Stockton and one in Sacramento, when I'm not teaching, because "Be the change you want to see in the world" is my motto.
I enjoy shopping way too much! And I have a cosmetics addiction, let's be honest, there will never be enough make-up in my collection.I love what I do, and everyday I enter the classroom with the understanding that I will learn something new today. My passion can only be best described by this quote, "The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away."
My favorite Bible Verse is Romans 13:10
"Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law."
Educator since 2009. Back ground in medicine, nursing,
and emergency medical technology (EMT). Biology,
Anatomy, and Natural Science is a nerdy passion of mine.
Did a few years of Medical School before realizing my
true passion for education.
● Associates in Early Childhood Education, Diablo
● Bachelors of Art in Psychology, California State
● Masters in Education (in progress), University of