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Getting To Know The Staff @ Nickerson Gardens SAGE Center!!!

Welcome to SAGE, “The Place For Every Child To Be.” SAGE is a special place where parents, teachers, and the community offer educational experiences that fit the needs of children. Together, we prepare children to be competent and use their talents to reach their dreams. Our motto is, “It takes a community to raise a child.” The SAGE staff play an important role not only at SAGE but also in the larger community. Here, we consider staff to be the key to our program’s success.

The Administrative Office:
Ms. La Tisha's: (1996)
  • SAGE Program Director
  • B.S. Early Childhood Education/M.S. Brain Development
  • Children’s Center Director Permit
  • California Early Childhood Mentor Program: State Facilitator & Director Mentor
Ms. Darlene Pickens: (1995)
  • Program Specialist
  • A.A. Liberal Arts
  • Children’s Center Teacher Permit
Room 2
Mr. Reginald Byers: (1996)
  • Lead Teacher/NCLB California Teacher Credential
  • B.A. Degree Liberal Arts/M.A. Special Education
  • Children's Center Site Supervisor Permit
  • California Early Childhood State Mentor Teacher
Ms. Maribel Martinez: (2007)
  • Enrolled @ Southwest College/Child Development 2010
  • Assistant Teacher/Associate Permit
Room 3
Ms. Loretta Strike: (2001)
  • Lead Teacher/A.A. Child Development
  • Children's Center Teacher Permit
Ms. Ilyana Ross: (2001)
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Children's Center Associate Teacher Permit
Room 4
Ms. Wanda Lewis (2005)
  • Teacher/A.A. Degree Child Development
  • Children's Center Teacher Permit
  • Cal State L.A. (senior)
Ms. Alicia Torres: (2008)
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Enrolled at Southwest College
Room 5
Ms. Renita Wilson: (1996)
  • Lead Teacher
  • A.A. Degree Child Development
  • Children's Center Site Supervisor Permit
  • California Early Childhood State Mentor Teacher
Ms. Ana Ramirez: (2008)
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Teacher Permit (In Progress)
  • AA Degree Child Development
Ms. Rosemary Crosby (2008)
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Enrolled @ Southwest College
Ms. Dorothy Ford (2005)
  • Nutrition Specialist
Mr. Eddie Williams (2008)
  • Facilities Ambassador

 

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The SAGE Before and After School Child Care Center enhances children's growth while their parents are at work, in training, or in school. It offers a wide range of enriching and vibrant activities. Such as computer labs, math, science, art, sports and field trips.

The SAGE approach enables us to achieve our goals:

To prepare children to be competent and to make the most of their potential.

  • To prepare children to be fruitful in a diverse and democratic society.
  • To provide a supportive, safe, and nurturing atmosphere.
  • To promote positive parent and child exchanges.
  • To help each child grow up to reach his or her dreams.
SAGE Childcare Center
1450 E. 114th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Phone: (323) 249-1361