My name is Jessica Bernabe. My hobbies include, going on runs, hiking,and listening to music. I enjoy visiting new places and trying new kinds of food with my friends and family. I’ve been working at Old Adobe since July 2016. I worked in the Pre-k room with the older kids for quite some time and now I have a chance to work with the little ones in the Preschool room! I’m very excited to work with such high-spirited 2-3 years olds with an excitement to learn and try new things!Right now, I am a part time student at the Santa Rosa Junior College, in pursuit of my Associates in Child Development. I hope to transfer to Sonoma State University where I’ll achieve my bachelor’s degree. I first became interested in working with children, in my very first semester of community college. I was inspired by one of my child development professors, who opened my mind to new ideas and career paths of working as a child care provider. I worked at the Boys and Girls Club as way to better myself as a leader, plan activities, and take on bigger responsibilities with children from all different kinds of schools. It was a pleasure working with such unique individuals and I am grateful for the amazing staff for guiding and mentoring me. I’m very passionate about our curriculum, as I believe that children can learn and acquire skills in a play-based environment. They’re exposed to colors, numbers, shapes, usage of tools (cutting with scissors, gluing, taping, etc.), and building friendships. I know that this is a very important stage for young children, as they are introduced to the basic concepts of learning. Every day I get to learn more about preschoolers and their interests (love of cars, painting, planting, dinosaurs, dress ups etc.), so that I may use it to plan my own activities. The wonderful Old Adobe teachers and I are here to support, bond, and encourage Preschool and Pre-K kids to strive for greatness!