There’s no substitute for a committed, experienced, well-trained staff. These are the people you entrust your precious children to… the people who partner with you to create a bright future for that bundle of joy.
CNS operates from the belief that all children deserve love, guidance and respect for their individuality. Our state licensed staff members are all experienced professionals in Early Childhood Education, dedicated to creation classrooms that foster a child’s natural curiosity through exploration and discovery.
CNS teachers are all credentialed and continue to seek enrichment education every year. They attend in-service meetings to widen their skills and they keep abreast of the latest developments in early childhood training. Additionally, some CNS staff members are active in state and local professional advocacy groups to ensure the best for pre-school children. Key staff members are CPR and first aid trained. Every staff member is capable of conducting emergency procedures and can handle any unusual circumstance that might arise.
Our teachers, as facilitators of our program, plan and implement curriculum and activities for the specific ages and interests of the children in their care. Values of kindness and good citizenship are modeled by a caring staff and emphasized at a weekly Chapel Time.
MIRIAM MANCILLA, CNS Director
I have worked as an educator for 16 years. I began my career working for the Montebello School District as a teacher assistant and then as a substitute teacher. When I moved to the San Fernando Valley, I started working for a Los Angeles Unified School District middle school as the assistant in their bilingual program. Working with middle school children and helping them learn English was gratifying. It felt like I was paying it forward for what other teachers had done for me. Soon I realized my passion was working with young children. I continued my education and, while attending Pierce College, one of my professors liked my work and gave me an opportunity to work at his preschool. I worked there as a teacher for 12 years before coming to Christian Nursery School.
I was born in Mexico and moved to Los Angeles when I was 12 years old. This transition made me value life and become appreciative of the opportunities given to me. Being part of the Christian Nursery School family is a great opportunity and I’m excited and ready to take this new journey.
My passion for becoming a teacher was thanks to one of my middle school teachers. The passion and connections he built with his students made an impact in our lives. During my career I have learned that making connections with students creates paths for trust, understanding, freedom and expectations.
Building connections with families is how this opportunity came to me. As I step into my new role as Acting Director, I am so happy to be a part of the CNS family.
Christian Nursery School Teachers & Aides 2016-2017
Teacher Assistant/Floater Aide
Please contact CNS by Phone: 818-508-5434 or
Email: CNS Director Miriam Mancilla at Miriam@fccnh.org