Gina Whitefoot – Director
I believe it is through the caring, trusting relationship of the teacher, that a child first connects with the environment and gains the confidence to explore and thrive. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from California Polytechnic State University and a Montessori Teaching Credential in early childhood education, but it would be crazy to say that is where I learned to be an educator. That knowledge came from ten years as a Montessori teacher, and three as a school Director. That is where I grew and gained experience, began to understand that a great teacher is always learning, and discovered a passion for the youngest of learners. I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue my journey as Director at Mom’s ICC and work with families and staff to provide a safe and loving environment for your little one.
Natalie Robinson – Site Supervisor & Toddler Teacher
I was born and raised right here in Santa Barbara, California. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California (UCSB), as well as a Child Development Site Supervisor’s Permit. I started working for Transition House, here in the Infant Care Center, right after I graduated from UCSB in 2012. Mom’s ICC is a wonderful place, and I am so proud to be part of such a great team! Children are amazing, they can teach us a lot! I truly enjoy learning and growing with the wonderful children that attend school here! Welcome to the Mom’s ICC family!
Bertha Anguiano – Infant Teacher
I’m from Michoacán Mexico and my primary language is Spanish. I have been working in the ECE field here at Transition House for many years. I attended Santa Barbara City College where I obtained an ECE certificate. Working with young children is my passion. I enjoy seeing how they develop and how they are always ready to learn! As an Infant teacher i have learned that I am here to help parents raise healthy minds. I am proud to be part of this organization and I look forward to growing together as a family!
Dulce Ramos – Toddler Teacher
I have been working here, at Mom’s Infant Care center, since 2013. Over the years, I have accrued a plethora of Early Childhood Education Courses and trainings that enrich my career, as well as my person. What drives me as a caregiver is the opportunity to be a positive factor in these young and developing minds and working together with families to best aid in this healthy growth. I am honored to be part of the Transition House staff and am very pleased to serve all the families that we get to partner with. Thank you for your time and efforts as we do appreciate you!
Donna Cometa – Morning Rover Teacher
I have worked with children in multiple different centers, private schools, tutored young children and worked as a home school preschool teacher and sitter. I am currently studying early childhood education. Not only do I work with children, but also have a certificate in massage and I am finishing up courses to be a state licensed massage therapist. I like sometimes to use the knowledge of Chinese medicine I have gained to help the children I work with. I have many hobbies some of which are reading, writing my own little stories, taking martial arts classes, playing with my dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Wendy Alvarez – Afternoon Rover Teacher
I am super excited to be a part of Mom’s ICC! I am currently attending Santa Barbara City College as an Early Childhood Education major and I hope to continue my education. I have always loved working with children and seeing them achieve milestones. We can gain a lot from their young minds and I look forward to continue to learn and grow!
Schauna Hartman – Infant Teacher
I’ve been in early childhood education for 20 years. I have my degree in early childhood education which I finished in 2020 speciality in Infants, and Toddlers I have worked with children ages 3 weeks to 6 years. I love every minute of it. Watching a child learn something for the first time or exploring something that have done in the past and trying it again. I knew from a young age I wanted to impact the lives of young children. I am excited to be joining the team at ICC and meet the new children we will be working with.