Forestville Childcare

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YWCA Preschool – Forestville

6321 Hwy 116
Forestville, CA 95436

Licensing Number 493010192

Full-day or half-day
Ages 2 to entry into 1st grade

YWCA Preschool – Forestville opened August 2018 and is located on the Forestville Elementary School Campus. This location is licensed for 24 children, ages 2 to entry into 1st grade and offers both full day and half day preschool. Our full day program is open year round and the half day program is open August through June. We have positions available for both subsidized children and families who qualify as well as care for private pay families.

Now enrolling for Fall. Please contact us for preschool enrollment information.

For information about fees or how to qualify for free or low-cost preschool, please contact us.

For more information about Forestville Elementary School click here

Paloma Escalante de Burrows, site supervisor for YWCA STARS Forestville Preschool

Ms. Paloma Escalante de Burrows
Site Supervisor

I have been in the field of Early Child Education for over 30 years. My very first paying job, at age 11, was as an Au Pair to a lovely little boy who needed care at home while his parents were growing their business. I believe I earned the impressive salary of $2 per hour. Since that time I have dabbled in retail sales and food service but always seemed to be drawn back to teaching. At 19 I discovered the field of Child Development by accident, it was offered as a combination class with English 1A, and so began my career path. I come from a long line of teachers but have found my own niche in the teaching of young children.

I have lived in Sonoma county for three and a half decades. I graduated with honors from El Molino High School and went on to attend Santa Rosa Junior College. In my youth I was a Girl Scout and continued volunteering in Scouting both with Girl and Boy Scouts into adulthood. I have been a Troop Leader, Program Trainer and Day Camp Director.

Professionally I have over 20 years of experience as a teacher. I am knowledgeable in the application of the California Common Core Alignment for preschool, The Tool Box, Trauma Informed Care and a wide variety of other related topics. I believe that children learn best by experiencing the world so I challenge myself to bring in relevant materials and build programs and curriculum that are meaningful to my students, their families and the broader school community.

I have two wonderful children. My son is an adult and my daughter is a teenager. As a parent my greatest joy has been in watching my children grow and explore with the help of dedicated teachers and rich school environments.