About/Staff

Sunshine Daydreams was started in October of 2003 by Jackie and David Frank, a mother and son team. We joined together to create a fun and exciting learning environment that helps encourage children to become life-long learners while focusing on social and emotional growth.

Our program hours are 8:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. Drop off is from 8:30-9:30 and pick up is 12:30-2:30. We offer 2,3,4,5 day programs based on availability. Children may enroll in our program as young as two years of age up until they are ready for kindergarten.

Directors:

P1200615David is the director of the program and has been in the child development field since 1997. David received his B.A in early childhood studies from Antioch University. He has always aspired to open his own program. He spent six years on the board of directors of North Bay AEYC (our local affiliate to NAEYC). He has also been a CA mentor teacher and continues to try and find ways to help improve the field. He is very passionate about the field and dedicated to the program. He is continually looking for ways to help the school evolve.
Photo 79Jackie, mother of three, previously spent many years as an office manager and has gone through UCLA Extension Program to obtain her Early Childhood Education units. She currently plays many roles at the school. She is our a floater teacher and office manager, while still providing the motherly and nurturing feel for our students and parents alike.

Assistant Director:

IMG_3458Amy Basler has been involved in the school since before it has began. She is Jackie’s daughter and David’s sister. She took on an official teaching role in 2005. She has a B.A. in Communications from Northridge and completed her preschool teaching certificate at Santa Monica College. Amy is an extremely valuable part of our program. She brings a wonderful mix of creativity and structure to our environment. She is continually researching and trying new activities with the children to help promote self awareness and self confidence. She is also a proud mother of two boys who have graduated from Sunshine Daydreams.

Teachers:

IMG_8911 (2)Cristina Parks joined our program in 2012. Cristina has been working in the early child development field since 2010. She has her B.A in Anthropology from UCLA. She is very interested in the Reggio Emilia approach and is looking forward to experimenting with different types of creative projects to do with the children.


Lily Ruano joined our program in summer of 2017. She received her teaching certificate through Santa Monica College and has been a lead teacher since 2012. She finds ways to connect with each of the children and their parents making them all feel safe, comfortable and welcomed. She is the proud mother of a young son.