About House of Tykes

Executive Director Information

I graduated San Jose State University as a first-generation student in 2013 with my BA in Child Development. Shortly after I began my career as a Preschool Teacher in San Jose. I was offered the opportunity to work with Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) as a Head Start Teacher soon after moving. A year later, I moved to Stockton Unified School District (SUSD) as a Head Start Teacher to be closer to home. I remained in SUSD for 4 years, then received a promotion to work for San Joaquin Office of Education (SJCOE) in the Head Start Department as a Teacher Coach for Early Childhood Educators all over San Joaquin County. When I began working with SJCOE, I decided to pursue my master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Special Education through University of Massachusetts.

I am beyond enthusiastic to get to know each House of Tykes families. My goal for this school is to continue to provide high quality care for children. In addition to, I want to ensure that children are considered to be school ready in all aspects of development. I am a firm believer that children learn through play and House of Tykes will continue to provide those experiences for children. I have no doubt that the children and families will feel embraced, safe, and happy while in our care.

Vision Statement

House of Tykes will ensure that every child in our program continues their love for learning by reaching their full potential. When they complete House of Tykes they will be prepared for Kindergarten academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. Our Tykes will become life-long learners fostered by qualified teachers, a safe environment, implementation of evidence-based teaching practices, and the promotion of positive teacher child interactions.

Our Staff


Aracely Vega

Employed Since 2002

Assistant Director

Peggy Schmidt

Employed Since 2005


Hannah Williams

Employed Since 2020


Umayma El-Amin

Employed Since 2019


Monica Nunes

Employed Since 2022


Ariana Garcia

Employed Since 2022


Jessica Meyer

Employed Since 2012

Assistant Teacher

Chari Caglia

Employed Since 2011


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217 N. 3Rd Ave.
Oakdale CA. 95361

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