Early Learning Center Staff

Center Director

Michell Naidoo
The Center Director is responsible for the overall management of the center.
(510) 215-4132

Center Staff

The center staff is well qualified both in terms of education as well as experience. All of our staff meet or exceed the required standards that have been instituted by the Child Development Division of the State Department of Education and those established by the State licensing agency.

The staff is required to continued their professional development in education and training as members of the Professional Growth Program for Early Childhood Educators and the state certification department, which issues Child

Robert Zunter
Front Desk Office Assistant
(510) 215-4885

Classroom Staff

Teachers and Work Study Teachers work collectively in the classroom to provide children and families with a quality early learning experience.

Traditional 1

Head Teacher – Iroda Mamasalieva

Assistant Teachers – Linda Tiggs, Sara Moy

Traditional 2

Head Teacher – Veronica Galvez

Assistant Teachers – Schweta Vairagade, Catherine Dach


Family Life Education Specialist – Denise Marshall-Thomas

Assistant Teachers – Ann Marie Torres, Ninee Lama

Enhancement Room

Morning Teacher – Javier Sandoval

Afternoon Teacher – Karla Yepez

Early Childhood Development Students and Volunteers

Contra Costa College Early Learning Center is an Early Childhood Laboratory School that allows ECHD students to observe the daily activities of children, participate in the classroom curriculum, and the learning environment.

Volunteers range from Middle College High School Students, Nursing Students, and students from local Regional Occupation Programs (ROP). Experience gained while working at the lab school aids in both personal as well as professional growth.