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Meet Our Faculty

Happy Minds Kids Academy strives to employ dedicated and experienced teachers who have chosen the field of Child Care, because they love working with children and share our vision and goal to ensure a safe, happy, loving and nurturing environment geared to providing a variety of stimulating and enriching activities each day.

All teachers at Happy Minds Kids Academy meet or exceed California State educational requirements for Child Care Centers and Preschools. This includes course work in Child Growth and Development, Child Family and Community Relations, Planning & Curricula. Most of our staff members are Child Care Credential Holders from the California Department of Education. All of our staff members are First Aid and CPR certified.

Administration

Ms. Fas-hana Afaz

Ms. Fas-hana Afaz
Founder/Executive Director

Ms. Yvonne Smith

Ms. Yvonne Smith
Director

Infant & Toddler Room Teachers

Ms. Manuela Saldivar

Ms. Manuela Saldivar

Ms. Sally Vazquez

Ms. Sally Vazquez

Ms. Feri Amini

Ms. Feri Amini

Ms. Esther Llamas

Ms. Esther Llamas

Ms. Marchela Boyadjiev

Ms. Marchela Boyadjiev

Ms. Yvonne Elliott

Ms. Yvonne Elliott

Ms. Terri Nelson

Ms. Terri Nelson

Ms. Sarah Maddox

Ms. Sarah Maddox

Ms. Tiana Moore

Ms. Tiana Moore

Preschool Teachers

Ms. Regina Oldham

Ms. Regina Oldham

Ms. Niema Abdelhayi

Ms. Niema Abdelhayi

Ms. Diane Genet

Ms. Diane Genet

Ms. Hiranthi Alahackone

Ms. Hiranthi Alahackone

Ms. Rozie Amini

Ms. Rozie Amini

Ms. Clarissa Llamas

Ms. Clarissa Llamas

Ms. Sophia Guericke

Ms. Sophia Guericke

Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

Ms. Rashmi Kothari

Ms. Rashmi Kothari

Ms. Taylor Hass

Ms. Taylor Hass

Kinderarten Teacher

Ms. Karen Kabir

Ms. Karen Kabir

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Would you like to meet our teachers? Send your appointment request online.

Contact Information

  • Address: 24000 Alicia Parkway, #35 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Phone Number: 949-455-1212 Fax Number: 949-455-1274
  • Email: happymindskids@gmail.com

Phone: 949-455-1212

We are conveniently located in the Gateway Center, at the northwest corner of Alicia Parkway and Jeronimo Road, within close proximity to the I-5 Freeway.

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