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.
Ms. Genia Valenzo
Welcome to the Spanish Class! My name is Ms. Genia and I have been teaching for 12 years. I enjoy being a loving and nurturing teacher. The best part about teaching is watching the children learn and grow.
My goal is to motivate children to explore their high sense of curiosity and use that curiosity as teachable moments for art, music, math, language and more. Every moment throughout day can inspire a new lesson. I am very excited to be working with your children.