Ms. Yessy Beltrán
Hello Everyone. It is a great please to have created. The Language Grove Community Preschool. The creation of this beautiful school was born from the fact that as a mother I was unable to find a preschool for my then 2 year old daughter, Isabel, where I felt our needs as student and parent could be met. Isabel has been my inspiration for the formation of this school, from the philosophy to the design of the classrooms, the nature component, and the environment as a whole.
My extensive background in Early Childhood Education has allowed me to create an environment for young children to learn and be supported during their formative early years. I hold a BA in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in ages birth to 8 years old. I also hold a certification as a Director from the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing. In addition, I’m a professor at Los Angeles Mission College, where I teach Child Development classes to students interested in entering this amazing field.
In 2008, 2017, and 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in the “World Forum in Early Childhood Education” in Belfast, Ireland, Auckland, New Zealand, and Macau, China. I was privileged to be a part of the Reggio Emilia study tours in 2006 and 2008.
I have many years of experience working with children in various educational settings as a teacher, director, and administrator. Lastly, I consult with local schools and Directors interested in opening new early education programs.
Being an Early Childhood Educator is my passion and I cannot imagine myself being in any other field. In my free time, I love taking my beautiful Siberian Husky on hikes, enjoying quality time with my family, reading my favorite author, Isabel Allende, watching foreign films, and when I have the time I truly enjoy traveling!
Thank you for being part of our school community and our village!