Notre Dame Infant Center and Preschool prides itself in being family owned and operated. I, Edna Hernandez began from the bottom and worked my way up gradually. In 1996, I chose to return to school and change careers. I wanted to fulfill my dream of working with young children. Working during the day and going to school at night paid off. I opened a daycare in my home with only four children. Through the years that number grew. With the support of my family, meticulous saving and five years of experience I knew it was time to expand. In 2002, the former Lisa's Family Daycare opened its new doors renamed as Notre Dame Infant Center and Preschool.
We reside here today, continuing to offer the same loving care and fun academics in a family style environment. Our center specializes in infants with my second daughter Michelle heading this program. My eldest daughter, Tracy has taught two year old and now three year olds but is preparing to become assistant director. My youngest, Lisa, though still too young to work, often stops by and reads or teaches music to the children. My husband, Mario is the school's chef and quite popular among students. Myself, I am the director.
I have a Bachelor degree in Child Development and passionate being around children. I am definitely proud to say that our school provides the two major aspects that parents are looking for in a center, family oriented and prosperous learning environment.
Juan H. Martinez
Engineer/Director of Technology
Mr. Martinez holds a Bachelor’s in Science and Information Technology from California State University, two Associate degrees in Engineering and Electronics, and various certifications in technology and engineering. He has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry. He provides leadership to Network Engineers and contributes to Children education.
Director/ Owner Childcare Program
Mrs. Martinez has over 10 years of experience in childcare. She holds several certifications with the State of California, and licensed with the Department of Social Services. She is a volunteer for HOPE World Wide to help the underprivileged in her community.
Linn G. Melvin III (Trey)
Director/Building Mechanical Inspector
Mr. Melvin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from California State University. He has over 10 years of experience in business and finance.
Mrs. Melvin has a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development from The University of La Verne. She has been working with children from infancy up to pre-adolescence for 13 years and counting. She provides knowledge and creative information for all the educators within the program.
Audrey M. Hernandez
Ms. Hernandez has a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She creates guidelines for daily program scheduling, weekly staff scheduling, and staff meetings. Ms. Hernandez has over 10 years of experience with children.
Jose Filadelfo Martinez
International Program Manager and Public Relations
Mr. Martinez has over 15 years of government and private sector program and economic development internationally.