Erika Valenzuela started working as an in-home Therapist for H.O.P.E. Consulting, LLC in 2010. That is when she knew that working with children was something she was passionate about,and she began pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education at Folsom Lake College. In 2011, Erika started working for the H.O.P.E. Center as a Teacher’s Aide. Soon after, she the responsibilities of Recreational Leader. After five years of hard work and dedication, she was subsequently promoted to Head Teacher in 2016. Her favorite part about being Head Teacher at the H.O.P.E. Center is watching all of our students learner and grow as their skills expand.
Employee since March 2018
Ms. Young studied early childhood education at American River College, and obtained a certificate in assistant teaching. In the Fall of 2018, she will be attending California State University, Sacramento where she plans to pursue her bachelor’s degree with a major in child development. In her current position at the H.O.P.E. Center, Ms. Young assists with setting up fun activities for our learners. She is always excited to watch students engage in these activities, and fosters their interest and attending during these times. Ms. Young’s career aspirations include furthering her education in school settings, to further enhance her skills and provide the best experiences to learners in the classroom.
Employee since May 2018
Ms. Brown has over five years of experience working with children from 0-8 years and her passion for working with children continues to grow every day. After living abroad in New Zealand for a year and working as an Au Pair, Ms. Brown knew she wanted to become a teacher .
Upon her return to the United States, she enrolled at California State University, Sacramento and began pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Ms. Brown’s future plans include obtaining her teaching credential so that she may one day become an elementary school teacher. At The H.O.P.E. Center, Ms. Brown loves being creative and working on fun crafts with the kids. To her, being a teacher is one of the most rewarding jobs as she gets to watch each child grow and experience a whole new world.