Infant Center

This program serves children 3 months to 18 months of age. We emphasize individual care in a nurturing environment. We focus on social interaction and beginning self help skills through group play and guided adult interaction.

Meet The Infant Center Teachers


Ms. Elida

Hello, I am Elida Sanchez, a mother of 3 wonderful children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. I had the privilege to work for both schools, Bay Park and La Jolla Preschool Academy. I started my career 25 years ago as an infant teacher then explored different ages groups but came back to my first love...infants! My passion is in the infant environment because it is the first experience for the child and the parent. I believe in building a good relationship with the child and family, and providing a personalized care routine so that each child can develop his/her unique self. Even though I have been teaching for over 25 years, infants are always teaching me something new.  

Ms. Laurie

I am married and have 3 sons and 2 grandsons. I have been a preschool teacher for over 30 years. Sixteen of those years I ran my own preschool daycare business. There's nothing more pleasurable than watching and teaching a young child how to accomplish their next steps and continue to move forward on their journey. Each child is so unique with his/her own ways of learning and their own little personalities. I am always amazed.

Ms. Liz

My name is Liz Hayes. I have worked over 10 years in this field. Working with families is my passion! I have worked in the office for San Diego City School District and found my passion was working with younger children and their families. I believe a strong relationship with parents and children make a strong program. I still continue to update my training through a program called PITC. As an educator of infants, I am privilege to see the rawest form of a child develop into a small person which will last a lifetime.