Charlene Gooding, Director/Owner, is a highly experienced individual in the field of Early Childhood Education. Charlene became an educator to children ages 6 weeks through Pre-K in the private sector in 2002. Charlene has acquired vast experience as an early childhood lead teacher at Friendship Cooperative Play, Bethesda Country Day School (Chesterbrook Academy), The Goddard School at King Farm and most recently at Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Edlavitch-Tyler Early Childhood Center (ET-ECC) in Washington, DC Toddler Program.
Charlene has a BA in Anthropology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Charlene is Certified Child Development Associate (CDA), CPR/First Aid certified, SIDS certified, Certified in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Child Care Providers and Infant & Toddler Development Curriculum Planning (45 hours) and is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) to provide care to children. Charlene continues to take courses designed to keep her skills up to date in the field of child development, education and with the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Louise Gooding, is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) as a Designated Substitute. Louise has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and a BA in Elementary Education from The George Washington University Washington, DC.
Louise is CPR/First Aid certified and SIDS certified. Louise continues to take courses designed to keep her skills up to date in the field of child development, education and with the Office of Child Care (OCC).
Ioanna Mantzouratos is approved from the Office of Child Care (OCC) as a Designated Substitute. Ioanna is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BS in Exercise Science. Ioanna is currently pursuing a MS in Kinesiology at George Mason University. She is also part of the George Mason University lacrosse team. Ioanna is fluent in Greek