Staff

Ms. Sarah

Director

  sarah.davis@trustchildrenscenter.com

I live in Arroyo Grande with my husband, two daughters and our dog. We are having two teenage girls, Jade is 17 and Brooklyn is almost 13. Raising these girls makes for interesting days with lots of learning:) I enjoy cooking, gardening and going out to eat with my family. Some other things about me is I love Lake Tahoe, York Beach Maine holds a special place in my heart, I am learning how to macrame, and I have a new interest in air plants!

I have been working with children for about 22 years. I started as a Special Education Assistant when I was 18. After a couple years I started pursuing my two degrees in Early Childhood Education. I worked as a Pre-K teacher at a private school in Arroyo Grande for 15 years, and then moved to my current position.

Ms. Jessica

Site Supervisor and Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher

  jessica.delacruz@trustchildrenscenter.com

Hello! My name is Jessica De La Cruz. I was born and raised on the Central Coast. I currently live in Santa Maria with my husband Blas. We have a dog named Dex. I enjoy listening to podcasts, hiking, spending time with friends and family, and cooking.

I have over 13 years of experience work with children ranging for infants to high school students. My positions ranged from instructional assistant, after school program leader, spanish teacher, and preschool teacher.

Ms. Carissa

Lead Preschool Teacher

  carissa.cabalar@trustchildrenscenter.com

I am married to my husband, Jeremy, we live in Nipomo. I was born and raised on the Central Coast and went to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. My hobbies are wine tasting, playing games with friends and practicing calligraphy. I have a cat named Duddy, he is 11 years old. My favorite place in the world is still probably being home, there’s just no place like home. However my favorite place that I have traveled to was Mozambique on an island called Benguerra Island.

My experience with child care has been working at a preschool since I was 22, I then attended Cal Poly and received a bachelor’s in child development. I was a nanny for 3 years and after that I worked at another preschool and now I am here at Trust and have been here for over a year now. I love working with children because I not only learn more about them but I learn more about myself and life every day I am with them.


Ms. Millie

Infant/Toddler Teacher

  millie.tolani@trustchildrenscenter.com

Hi! My name is Milan Tolani, but most people call me Millie! I was born and raised in Las Vegas but have been living in California for a little over six years, and SLO for the past three. I attended UC Davis for some years but am now finishing my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Family Studies through the University of Washington online. I also took classes at Cuesta, where I worked in their children’s center before coming here to Trust Children’s Center. I enjoy doing outdoor activities, playing board games, and crafting with my boyfriend, Cody, who is also a Trust employee. Together, we have six reptiles, mine being a leopard gecko named Chipkali and a crested gecko named Wanda. I am also a trained makeup artist and like to cosplay! My favourite animals are sharks, colour is yellow and music style is post-hardcore! People commonly describe me as cheerful, silly, and outgoing. I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Ms. Dominique

Preschool Teacher and Raising a Reader Coordinator

  dominique.boyer@trustchildrenscenter.com

I was born and raised in Riverside, CA. I applied to Cal Poly as a joke with my friends and it turned out to be the best decision I ever made. I now live in SLO and absolutely love it. In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends, going on adventures, and being an aunt to my roommate's very needy cat and dabbling with coding and web development.

I graduated from Cal Poly with a Bachelors in Child Development and minors in Math and Psychology in 2016. All throughout my undergrad, I worked at Cal Poly ASI Children's Center.

Ms. Dawn

Infant/Toddler Teacher

  dawn.drysdale@trustchildrenscenter.com

I live in Arroyo Grande with my husband Wes. I have one son named Tyler. We have a dog named CJ. I enjoy all outdoor activities- hiking, running, and spending time with my family. In fact, my favorite place in the world is wherever my family is.

I have been teaching preschool since my son was three-years-old. He is now turning 24! Most of my teaching has been in private christian preschools. I loved every preschool I have ever taught in. Some of my children are all grown, married, and have children of their own. I especially love being a part of TCC! We have the best kids! I love the family atmosphere and the amazing teacher support from Trust and our families.

Ms. Sarah S.

Preschool Teacher

  sarah.smith@trustchildrenscenter.com

I grew up right across from the ocean in Cambria, CA and am now living in Grover Beach. I Graduated from Cuesta College in 2016 with my AA in Early Childhood Education. In my free time you can find me rehearsing and acting in local community theatre productions, spanning 18 productions in 14 years. I love being anywhere by the ocean rain or shine. I also love coffee, hot tea, scented candles, books, all things Disney, and cats.

My love for working with children began early on as I worked as a babysitter in my teens and then as nursery care at a local church in 2013. I worked there for two years along with being an events coordinator at Grandma's Frozen Yogurt & Waffle Shop in Morro Bay, where I was often in contact with young children and their families. I started working professionally in a childcare setting in 2015 and I've been in childcare ever since.

I’m so excited to be part of the Trust family!

Ms. Bianca

Infant/Toddler Teacher

  bianca.alonso@trustchildrenscenter.com

I was born and raised in Corona, CA. I moved to the Central Coast three years ago and currently live in Cayucos with my two roommates and my two cats (Cheddar and Joey). I'm the second oldest of five. My hobbies include fishing, crafting, and traveling. My favorite place in the world is Disneyland.

I started working with kids when I volunteered at my church in 2010 and from then on I knew I was in the right field. I then went to becoming a nanny and tutor for a few years and finally decided to go to school to become a preschool teacher. I worked at a preschool for a year while studying at Cuesta and I am now excited to be at TCC!

Ms. Kylie

Infant/Toddler Teacher

  kylie.garcia@trustchildrenscenter.com

I live in Arroyo Grande with my boyfriend, Z, our six-year-old son, Eli, and our newly welcomed son, Luka. I have a large and local family and I enjoy spending time with them whenever time allows. If I had to choose a favorite place to be, I would have to say on the back of a horse. I also have passions for wearing cozy socks, reading books, and enjoying the outdoors.

In 2016, I graduated from Cal Poly with my bachelors in Child Development and Psychology. Even though I wasn't always sure where my degree might take me, I was excited to learn all I could about children and the unique ways in which they grow. I feel very fortunate to have had a number of different experiences working with children and I am so thankful to have been at TCC for over five years.

Ms. Shelby

Teacher Assistant

  shelby.porges@trustchildrenscenter.com

I am from Park City, UT, and I have three brothers, two older and one younger. In high school my main sports were dance, skiing, and horseback riding. I have three dogs named Chewy, Leia and Navy, and I have a can named Yoda. I love that mountains, but also the beach, so I am getting the best of both worlds ever since I moved to SLO to attend Cal Poly. I love hiking, skiing, attempting to surf, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my brothers.

In high school I volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters and at The National Ability Center in Park City, UT. I also worked as a camp counselor for many age groups and was a full time nanny for two families.

Ms. Emily

Teacher Assistant

  emily.chou@trustchildrenscenter.com

I am originally from San Jose, CA where I lived with my mom, dad, two sisters, and our dog Koza. I grew up doing gymnastics and played volleyball in middle school and high school. I like to do art (especially watercolor, calligraphy, and journaling), read, and listen to music as much as I can!

For the last two years I worked in the Infant Room at UCLA ECE Fernando Center. I've also worked as a nanny, substitute teacher, and a gym coach. I minored in applied developmental psychology at UCLA.

Ms. Cynthia

Teacher Assistant

  cynthia.hickey@trustchildrenscenter.com

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Ms. Olivia

Preschool Assistant

  olivia.jones@trustchildrenscenter.com

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