Staff

Ms. Sarah

Director

  sarahd@trustchildrenscenter.com

I am originally from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I moved to CA when I was in elementary school. I have lived in the Five Cities most of my life. I currently live in Arroyo Grande with my husband Jeff and two daughters, Jade (15) and Brooklyn (10). I spend most of my spare time with my family. We enjoy eating out, traveling and neighborhood walks.

I started my career with children when I was 19 years old. I was a special education assistant. After doing that for two years, I decided to pursue a career with children. I have an associates degree in General Childhood Development and another specializing in Directing an Infant/Toddler Program. I worked as a PreK teacher at Little Oaks Preschool for 12 years, until I moved here to Trust Children’s Center. I enjoy the staff and children I work with and look forward to what the future holds for TCC!

Ms. Kathryn

Infant Teacher and Site Supervisor

  kathrynt@trustchildrenscenter.com

I am a proud mother of four. I moved here from Portland, Oregon and currently live in SLO. I enjoy traveling and have traveled to 12 countries! In my free time I like to walk, bake and help others.

My experience with children varies from being an assistant teacher, preschool teacher, site director and Girl Scout leader. I have over 20 years experience with children.

Ms. Natalie

Preschool Teacher

  nataliep@trustchildrenscenter.com

I moved to San Luis Obispo after 11 years of living in San Francisco. I am originally from Pismo Beach and I’m happy to have moved back to this beautiful area. In my free time I like to spend time with my family / friends and explore through hiking, camping and traveling.

I graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Child and Adolescent Development. I had been teaching preschool in SF for 5 years.

Ms. Karen

Infant Teacher

  karenk@trustchildrenscenter.com

I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My family moved to Santa Barbara, California when I was six years old. I grew up and went to school in Santa Barbara until eventually moving to Santa Maria, where I currently reside with my husband Karl. We have been blessed with two wonderful boys, Jeff is 28 and Joe is 25. I also have a feisty little Yorkie named Abby.

I have been working with children from infant to 12 years old for over 30 years as an aide, teacher or preschool director. I especially appreciate working with infants and toddlers and watching how they all seem to learn and develop in different ways. When possible I take new classes, workshops and conferences to keep up with how best to nurture and provide a learning environment for your precious little ones.

Ms. Kylie

Preschool Teacher

  kylieg@trustchildrenscenter.com

I was born in San Luis Obispo and graduated from Cal Poly in 2016. I have a Bachelor's degree in Child Development/Psychology and even though I wasn't sure where this degree might take me, I was excited to learn all I could about children and the unique ways they grow and learn. I feel very fortunate to have had a number of different experiences working with children. I was a "Big" in Big Brothers Big Sisters. I also worked with many children at various Special Olympic events. During college I interned at the Cal Poly Preschool Lab. I also worked the infant/toddler room in a local church nursery. I have been working for Trust for two years and I love being here.

Ms. Jessica

Infant Teacher

  jessicad@trustchildrenscenter.com

Hello! My name is Jessica De La Cruz. I was born and raised on the Central Coast. I currently live in San Luis Obispo with my husband Blas. I received my B.A. in Global Studies from UCSB in 2010 and I am currently attending Brandman University and working on my teaching credential. I have over 12 years of experience work with children ranging for infants to high school students. My positions ranged from instructional assistant, afterschool program leader, Spanish teacher, and Preschool teacher. I enjoy hiking, spending time with friends and family, and arts and crafts.

Ms. Dominique

Preschool Teacher

  dominiqueb@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!

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. Sheena

Infant Teacher

  sheenas@trustchildrenscenter.com

I live in Atascadero with my husband Brendan, our two sons Liam and Calum, and our husky Icarus. We love the Central Coast and all it has to offer. We enjoy the outdoors, camping, going to the beach, and just hanging out at home in our backyard.

When I was about 12 years old I started teaching toddler classes at church. Over the years I found that I loved working with children, so I pursued my AA degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working as a preschool teacher for over 8 years now and it brings me so much joy.

Ms. Sarah S.

Preschool Teacher

  sarahs@trustchildrenscenter.com

I grew up in Cambria CA and am now living in Grover Beach with some of my favorite people. I graduated from Cuesta College with my AA in Early Childhood Education.

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 and then finally found my master passion at Cuesta in their Children’s Center. I’ve been teaching preschool for 3 years and I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. In my free time I enjoy acting and performing in community theatre, and I’ve been doing that for the past 13 years. I also enjoy reading and being anywhere near the ocean.

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

Ms. Monica

Infant Assistant/Substitute

  monicag@trustchildrenscenter.com

I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies/Music from CSU Channel Islands. I enjoy working with children and have been teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for more than 18 years. I enjoy learning and I continue to take classes here and there. I have lived on the central coast with my husband for five years. I am so excited to be a part of the Trust family and I am excited to make the central coast my home.

Ms. Yurie

Preschool Assistant/Substitute

I'm from Japan and moved to the U.S. in November 2016. My husband got a job in San Luis Obispo, so we moved here from L.A. about half a year ago. In Japan I worked as a gymnastics teacher for students aged 2-12 for two years. I have also worked as a kids club attendant at a local 24 Hour Fitness for six months. I am excited to start my journey at Trust and as you can probably tell I also enjoy playing and watching sports. I'm super excited about the Tokyo Olympics!

Ms. Barrow

Assistant/Substitute

  sarahb@trustchildrenscenter.com

Hi! My name is Sarah Barrow. As there are now so many Sarah's, we have decided it is less confusing if everyone calls me Miss Barrow. I grew up in Weaverville, a very small mountain town in Northern California, but currently live in Los Osos. I love spending time outside, hiking, and exploring with my dog.

Professionally, I have about 3 years experience working with kids, including instructing swim lessons, teaching at a Montessori school, conducting behavioral therapy for children with autism, and I’m currently a nanny to a 5 month old. I enjoy being around kids, regardless of the situation. Being outdoors and seeing nature through the eyes of a child brings me so much joy, which is why I am thrilled to have found a program like Trust Children’s Center. I look forward to seeing these children grow with the freedom to explore with enthusiasm.

Ms. Jaiqi

Assistant

  jiaqig@trustchildrenscenter.com

I live with my husband in San Luis Obispo. We have a big fluffy cat named Thomas. I love collecting plants, creating art and hiking. I grew up in China and this is my second year living in the US.

I am currently a Child Development student at Cuesta College. I have experience working with children as an aupair in Belgium for one year. I was also a children's instructor at a parent participation play group in China.

Ms. Anne

Preschool Substitute

I am married with two children who recently got married. I live in Nipomo. I love to travel and enjoy laying in the sun by a pool. I have taught for about 32 years.