Little Wings Team
Owner and Director
With a nurturing personality and hands-on approach towards learning, we are thrilled to have Dani as our preschool director. Dani has a Bachelors in Kinesiology and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Dani has been working with special needs children for the past 6 years. She is very passionate about bringing an inclusive preschool to her community and creating programs for children of all abilities.
Little Wings Team
Passionate, dedicated, and loving, Little Wings teachers love their work and it shows in everything they do. Our goal is to make a positive difference on young kids who come to our Preschool.
Simply put, Tony is responsible for bringing Dani's vision of an inclusion preschool to life.
Having left the cold, corporate world in 2017, Tony decided to put his time and creative-energy towards "building" a business from the ground up. From the rock climbing walls to the running river, you name it- Tony built it! (And occasionally has to fix it!) While not in the classroom, Tony is behind the scenes making sure everything runs as it should!
Rachel is our Butterflies teacher (4-5 years old) here at Little Wings! Rachel is a SLOcal, born and raised, and studied Early Childhood Education at Cuesta College. Rachel brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has been working as a preschool teacher in the North county for 7 years now. Rachel has a real desire to make a difference in the lives of children- which has given her the ability to connect with every child she meets.
Brianna is native to SLO county, raised in Los Osos, now happy to call Atascadero home with her husband and two children. Brianna studied ECE at Cuesta College, and also received her B.A. in Psychology from Columbia College. She has past experience teaching preschool and also working as a paraprofessional. She strives to create meaningful relationships with every child, and believes in the power of play! Brianna believes in inclusion for all children, and that together we can make the world a kinder place!
Lucy is our Caterpillars teacher and is so excited to be a part of the Little Wings Community. She attended high school here in Atascadero and completed her undergrad at Cuesta College. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University in 2014 and, upon graduating, took several child development courses at the Community College in San Francisco. In 2016 she earned her teaching permit and was privileged to land her first preschool teaching position at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco where she worked with children ages 2-5 for close to four years. After living in the Bay area for 8 years, she and her partner had their son, Beau, and decided to move back to the Central Coast to be closer to family. With a background in the Reggio Emilia Approach, Lucy views children as capable, curious, and independent and values play-based learning. She loves learning with the children everyday and is very proud to say that her son also attends Little Wings in Teacher Sarah's class.
Sarah has been a preschool teacher for 12 years! She received her B.S. in Child Development from Cal State Long Beach, and began her teaching career right out of college. She has a background in the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy, and is a certified California Mentor Teacher. Sarah believes that children learn best through hands on experiences and playing with their peers! Born and raised in Southern California, Sarah moved to the central coast to join the Little Wings team and is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful community!
Little Wings Team
In House Therapists
Bilingual Speech and Language Pathologist
Silvia Wasjutin is an incredible bilingual speech-language pathologist licensed by the state of California. She studied in both Argentina and in the United States at UCSB. Silvia has been working with children for over 20 years. She currently runs a successful bilingual music and language group in Santa Barbara. Silvia is passionate about providing therapy to all children in need.