Director and Owner
I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. While attending school I worked as a nanny and translator. I met my husband, Scott, in 2010, fell madly in love and decided to move to the United States. I picked up my studies from the University of Buenos Aires and graduated from San Francisco State University with a Linguistics degree. Shortly after, I was recruited to work for Apple. However, after a year I realized I needed a change of direction. I applied for a job at 10 Books A Home where I rekindled my passion for childcare and multilingualism, while discovering an interest in child development and education.
Once I decided I wanted to create a dream home daycare designed from a user’s perspective that caters to each child's personality, interests and needs, I started working part-time to plan and execute my vision. I consulted with childcare professionals and trained in a childcare setting to make sure I was ready to transition into this new chapter of my personal and professional life. Virginia's Home Daycare opened in September 2017 at our first home in Redwood City.
A little over a year after opening the daycare, I became a mother for the first time. We received our second child two years after.
In 2020, I went back to school to further my education and continue my journey into Early Childhood Education. I earned a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Foothill College in December of 2022. Additionally, I have been a certified Children's Music Teacher and a Children's Yoga Teacher for the last five years.
I see each child’s untapped potential and I see myself. I can be a dancer, a musician, an athlete, a scientist, a mother, a yoga teacher, a comedian, a healer, a researcher, a chef. Children have allowed me to become all those things for them and for that I am forever indebted. I feel compelled to be the best role model I can be for them. This place is dedicated to all the families and children who inspire me every day, my family specially.
Assistant teacher and chef
Aida Ramos or "Abu" is an incredible caregiver and there is a reason why most of the children talk about and call for her when they want to be comforted (even when they are at home with their parents), miss her and look forward to seeing her. The reason is because she looks forward and gets excited about everything they do. Abu genuinely loves the children. She is there to play and hear them out. Abu studied to be an elementary teacher when she was in her thirties and was about to start medical school to become a pediatrician in the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, when she found out she was pregnant with her first son. Life took her on a different path, but Abu has always loved interacting with children. She felt she was given a second chance at what she had always wanted to do when she could work alongside us, taking care of the most precious things you have, your children.
Additionally, she is in charge of making our amazing lunches and in March 2023 got her Montessori Assistant Certificate from AMI (Association Montessori Internationale).
Teacher Mailyn is originally from Guatemala and she moved to the US when she was 16 years old. She is a UC Davis Graduate, class of 2022. Her majors are Psychology and Spanish.
Soon after Mailyn arrived, she got involved in various programs during her High School years. One of them was 826 Valencia. Through them she became a tutor of Elementary School kids. That experience was incredibly regarding for her. She wrote on her cover letter to us: "Children have the biggest imagination and are always full of energy, something that brings me joy".
Teacher Mailyn is a talented and young professional who brings a lot to the table, making our mornings full of creativity, excitement and light heartedness.
Teacher Mailyn has been part of the FIND Professional Development series developed for childcare providers by the Stanford Center on Early Childhood to enhance positive interactions with children. She took Child Development courses during her time at UC Davis and will be taking additional Early Childhood Education classes starting in January 2024 at Foothill College which Virginia's Home Daycare proudly sponsors.
Our afternoon Master Teacher, Linda, is originally from Colombia where she has a large and beautiful family. Teacher Linda loves reading, going camping and hiking; she loves nature. She moved with her husband and stepdaughter to the Bay Area a year ago. The three of them like to travel and learn about new cultures.
Linda has a bachelor's degree in arts from the Fine Arts Academy in Cali, Colombia and a Doctorate in Education from La Salle University in Costa Rica. She has been a teacher for more than 20 years. Many of those have been dedicated to creating experiences through the lens of art and play for the cognitive and emotional development of children. She is an expert in teaching pedagogical methodologies that use art for teaching such as Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Waldorf and experiential learning.
Linda is our afternoon circle time extraordinaire and a superb storyteller - no child or adult can resist.