5 Year Old Program - Room 7

  • Room 7 at the Carmel Child Development Center (CCDC) provides a safe and nurturing environment for children approximately 4 years 6 months to 5 years 3 months in August.  The Teacher to child ratio is 1:8. The teachers provide a developmentally appropriate program designed to develop each child’s critical thinking, sense of competence, and positive feeling toward learning. We believe children are active learners who learn best from activities that are concrete, real, and relevant to their lives. Our program is based on the premise that children learn about the world through their social interactions. Children are encouraged to be active participants in discussions and explorations with the class.

Phone: Ext. 3472

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Degrees and Certifications:

Margarita earned her Bachelor's Degree from CSUMB in Spanish. She holds a Child Center Site Supervisor permit from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Margarita Martinez Rivera

Margarita began working for CUSD in the After-school Program in 2012.  In 2017, she began working as an Aide in the TK classroom at Carmelo. She began teaching preschool at Carmelo in 2020.

Phone: ext. 3471

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Degrees and Certifications:

Heather Siino-Wickiser

Heather began her work as an educator at the Cachagua Children's Center with preschool and elementary-age students in the Spring of 2019. She has been teaching at Carmelo Preschool beginning August 2023.