The teachers and staff at Starbright are selected for their professionalism, expertise, good attitude, and excellent teamwork. Starbright teachers experience excellent working conditions with higher than average pay, full benefits, and a beautiful, materials-rich environment. Our teachers are nurtured, supported, and loved, so that they in turn can love and support your children.
Dr. Borgatta and Jen Alaniz work together closely to direct the business and educational aspects of the program.
Dr. Borgatta focuses on the educational aspects of the program, including curriculum, teacher supervision, parent education, and observation and assessment of students who may need special attention.
Ms. Alaniz is in charge of everyday management, tuition, and parent communication. One aspect of Starbright that you will find a great relief is that it is a one-site program, which means your problems and questions will be addressed promptly with our professionalism and genuine concern for the needs of your children and family. We pride ourselves in our responsiveness to individual needs and concerns.
Our exceptional teachers are well prepared to educate and care for your children. Lead teachers are required to have an early childhood teaching certificate, BA or AA degree, or be very close to completion. Starbright salaries and benefits for teachers are very competitive, which means turnover is minimal. Teacher assistants are chosen for their interest in growing professionally. Many participate in college level course work in addition to in-service and community training sessions. No teacher working at Starbright will last if they aren’t ambitious, enthusiastic, and professional in their chosen career. Most importantly, teachers at Starbright love working with children. They are warm and responsive to both you and your children.
Zoya Sergiyenko has been cooking At Starbright for 6 years. She cooks most meals from scratch and uses a large repertoire of nutritional tricks learned from many years of professional cooking. We use fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain breads, and as little processed food as possible. Fresh fruit is served three times a day; with breakfast, lunch, and snacks.