Lauren has been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 10 years. She has spent the last 6 years of her career as an Infant and Preschool Program Director and Master Lead teacher. In these roles, she supervised, mentored, and trained early educators while also working directly with children and their families. Lauren has taught in infant, toddler, preschool and college classrooms. She has extensive training in RIE philosophy, STEAM, Emergent curriculum and is an Certified Outdoor Classroom Specialist. Lauren holds a Masters degree in Child Development with an emphasis in curriculum development from California State University of Los Angeles, and is currently a doctoral student at Fielding Graduate University to obtain a PhD in Infant and Early Childhood Development. She is also a published author and illustrator of a children’s book titled, “A Wish Come True.” Lauren is a foster parent and has a deep love for children and would like to make a positive impact in the lives of children and families that she works with.
I am Rosangela Valerio-Dyszkant, the founder and director of Little Dreamers Early Childhood Center. I began this journey 30 years ago when I decided to take classes through UCLA and pursue a career in Child Development. Since then, my passion for working with young children and their families and my dream of opening a quality Child Care Center have come true. I can proudly say that this is one of my life’s greatest accomplishments. I have three wonderful adult children, all of whom have spent time here at the school. I am an active member of NAEYC, CAEYC, and PACE. I attend seminars, workshops, conferences, lectures, and anything that allows me to expand my knowledge in the field, without losing my focus on how important it is for children to have FUN in a nurturing and safe place. I was born a while back in Spain to a Spanish mother and an Italian father. I spent most of my childhood living in different countries which allowed me the opportunity to learn multiple languages, experience interesting cultures, and meet amazing people. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, photography, traveling, cooking, dancing, the ocean, and anything I can be creative with. “I used to have a number of theories on raising children… Now, I have a number of children and no theories.” Enjoy the ride… It’s definitely worth it!
With Love and Gratitude,
Our staff members are trained professionals in Early Childhood Education. Each teacher possesses a Bachelors degree, Associates degree and/or is certified by the State as an Early Childhood Educator. Our staff is carefully selected not only for their knowledge, experience, and educational background, but also for their nurturing personalities, commitment to families, integrity, and dedication.