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Papa Latchkey

Papa Jim, Owner

I have been a Daly City resident for over 40 years.  I started the Latchkey Alternative Center in September 1984 with just nine students.  Today we have more than 60 students between our preschool and school-age programs. It is my great pleasure to be working with such dedicated and caring teachers. Latchkey has grown into a loving, safe, education center with a bilingual Spanish component.

We are so fortunate to have a positive relationship with the Jefferson Elementary School District.  Since we are located on site at Franklin D. Roosevelt Elementary School, we can work closely with the teachers to ensure that our preschool program gives your child the skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten. We have a cooperative relationship with the administration and staff at FDR and have held many collaborative events, such as fleas markets, fundraisers, and school assemblies.

I have three children of my own and seven grandchildren, but I am still often referred to as “the biggest kid of all.”  I truly enjoy working in this field because the kids always keep me smiling!

 
     
Ms. Nicole

Nicole Feldman, Administrative Director
Holds Associates Degree in ECE and Directors Permit

I came to Latchkey in 1991. In my almost 30 years of experience working with the children, families, and amazing staff here, I have come to love so many aspects of this field. I will continue to work hard to provide a fun educational environment for all the children; a safe, comfortable drop off for families; and a place where staff members can work and grow during the time they spend with us.

 
     
Ms. Harris

Michele Harris, Site Director and Pre-K teacher, since 1989
Holds a CA Site Director Permit and AA in Education

I am a mother and a grandmother.  I began assistant teaching in elementary school. I have been with Latchkey for over 30 years. Empowering children with the tools they need to thrive academically and socially by relating both with real world experiences is my gift. My super power is my passion to inspire each child to believe "they matter" and they have more than enough inside of them to conquer anything through persistence.

 
     
Ms. Juanita

Juanita Rojas, Preschool and Schoolage Lead Staff
Holds an ECE certificate and CA Teachers Permit

I truly enjoy working with children. I attended City College to take classes in the childcare field. I have earned over 15 units in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at Latchkey for over 5 years with children in all age groups. I enjoy spending my free time with my family - going to the movies, shopping, or simply spending time together. My husband and I enjoy going for walks around our neighborhood with our two dogs. My hobbies are reading, doing crossword puzzles, and watching TV.

 
     
Sonia Capulla

Sonia Capulla, Preschool Lead Teacher
Holds a BSC in Management and Midwife Degree

I am proudly born and raised in the Phillipines. I currently live in Daly City. I studied at Union College in the Phillipines and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce along with a Midwifery Degree from San Pablo College. After raising my children, I took a position at Latchkey and completed a course in Early Childhood Education at Skyline College. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, and most of all, spending time with my husband, four children, and my father.

I believe that patience, flexibility, and love are the most important skills to have when working with children who have bright imaginations!

 
     
Nathalie Delgadillo

Nathalie Delgadillo, Preschool Teacher
Holds an ECE Certificate

I love reading books to children and engaging with them in English and Spanish. I entered the childcare field because I have always loved children. My hobbies are singing, dancing, and reading. I live in Daly City, but I consider myself Nicaraguenese.

 
     
Marisol Negrete

Marisol Negrete, Kitchen Utility

I was born and raised in Daly City. Family is the most important thing to me. I have a great deal of experience with children. I believe it is important to provide children with a healthy balanced meal.

I enjoy watching the Food Network and spending time with my children.

 
     
Ms. Anita

Anita Fuller, Morning Teacher
Holds an AS in Nursing and Surgical Technology

I am a teacher by nature as a mother of three and a nurse of over 29 years. Due to an injury, I left the medical profession and entered the teaching field.

I have worked with Latchkey since 2013 and for the Jefferson Elementary School District in Special Education for the last four years.

Children inspire and ignite with imagination through a loving and disciplined surrounding. I strive to be a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness.

 
     
Rosely Marquez

Rosely Marquez, Afternoon Teacher
Holds a BA in Child Development

I graduated from San Francisco State University in May 2018 with a Psychology Degree with a minor in Early Childhood Education. I come from a large tight-knit family, so I am used to a loud and busy environment. Working at Latchkey has taught me a lot about patience and leadership. I have experienced both personal as well as professional growth.

 
     
Ann Hazelton

Ann Hazelton, Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised and still living in San Francisco. I love the ocean, so when driving to work, I get enjoyment seeing the ocean from the top of the hill.

I handle most aspects of the back office work. I enjoy coming to Latchkey and being greeted by the sweetest little faces you can imagine. Being at Latchkey is like being a part of a family and you always feel welcome.

 
     
Ms. Donna

Donna Siu, Substitute and Volunteer
Primarily oversees Alternate Payment Plans