Our Staff Members
Early Horizons' Directors
Kylee Nguyen, she/her
Hello everyone! My name is Kylee and I began working as a substitute teacher here at Early Horizons Preschool in 2005. As I pursued my education in the ECE field, I began to move up in the ranks and now sit as one of the Directors of EH.
Nito Labrador, he/him
Hello! My name is Antonio (NIto) Labrador and I have been at Early Horizons since Y2K (2000). I am one of the Directors here and I absolutely enjoy making connections with our parents and being a part of helping build their child's foundations, which will shape their future lives and our future society. It's inspiring to be around a team of people (our staff) that have so much passion and dedication to making a difference in the lives of the children that attend Early Horizons.
Stefanie Alamo, she/her
Hello, my name is Stefanie, and I have been with Early Horizons since 2015. I started out as a substitute teacher at Early Horizons, kind of unsure of what I wanted to do or be when I "grew up." I quickly fell in love with the work EH does as my time here went on.
My passion of working with children stems from the environment Early Horizons provides to the community. As a former foster child, the nurturing and loving demeanor that the entire staff here provides to children is a dream to me, and I absolutely would love to pursue furthering that deeper into the community to help generate a better future for all.
Besides being a fully qualified teacher and director, I am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and after finishing, I plan to continue my education in Early Childhood.
Being a mom, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt, friend, and godmother keeps me occupied in my spare time. <33
Additional Admin & Office Staff
My name is Kaysia, and I have been working in early education since 2020, and started my professional career with Early Horizons! A fun fact about me is that I actually started working in the office at 8 years old! My mom, Kylee, who is a Director here, started her own career at EH and brought me as an infant. Once I outgrew the programs here, I became my mom's unofficial 'office assistant'. When the pandemic struck, I picked up more hours after school, and am now a full-time employee, and her official assistant.
I am currently enrolled at De Anza to obtain my associates degree in Real Estate and I plan to get my bachelor's degree in Marketing shortly after.
What I've learned since being with Early Horizons is that working with children is very rewarding. Seeing them master different skills brings a smile to my face, especially when they take a liking to me.
In my free time I love hanging out with my girls, and we really enjoy hiking. I also enjoy spending time with my boyfriend, especially when we do any outdoor activities. I am excited to be here and get to know each and everyone of you!
Maintence & Groundskeeper
Jr. Maintenance (on-call)
The Infant Team
Infant 1 Coordinator
My name is Crystal Cheung, I have been working at EH since 2011. I love working with children, seeing them learn and grow everyday is the best reward from my job. Especially working with infants and toddlers, seeing them from crawling to walking, from babbling to talking. My career goal is to have my own childcare business one day.
I have a family of 4, me, my husband and two children. My husband is a CPA, very busy during tax season, but he always finds time to spend with us on the weekend. My first child was born in July 2017, Cyrus, he's shy but very active. My second child was born in May 2021, Summer, she’s little but very talkative. We like to visit parks and farmer markets on the weekend.
My name is Dominique, and I have been working with children for eleven years, and working with all ages. I have my AS-T in Early Childhood Education from Cabrillo College; with a certificate of achievement in working with cultural diversity, as well as, my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Arizona State University (graduated May 2021).
My experience in working with children consists of being a camp counselor, assistant director, nannying, child development specialist and a kindergarten instructional aid for a private school. I was born and raised in Santa Cruz and I still currently live in Santa Cruz. When I have free time I like to spend it at the gym, but that comes after I do my mom duties. I have a son named Leven(born August 2021) and a pitbull/boxer named Nala. In my free time I like to spend time with my fiance and my son, as well as with my family. I also enjoy going on walks on West Cliff.
I love working with children because each child is creative and intelligent in their own way, and being able to help guide their creativity and intelligence is an amazing experience.
Hello, my name is Jennie Soto. I’ve been working with children since 2020, but been here at EH since 2022. My love for children grew when I started to help my mom at her home daycare so once I was able to, I started working in childcare. I love working with all age groups but infants have a really close place in my heart.
While one of my passions is working with children I also attend De Anza Community College where I’m majoring in psychology to hopefully one day be a child psychologist.
In my free time I enjoy art such as painting, doing my makeup & skincare, just taking care of myself. I love to spend most of my time with my mom who is my #1 supporter and best friend as well as my little dog, Precious. All in all, I can’t imagine myself working in another area besides childcare; it’s truly a blessing getting to see children grow and knowing I can help them do that in such positive ways.
Hello, my name is Celine :)
I had the opportunity to join the Early Horizon team in August of 2023. Previously, I have had around 3 years of experience working with children in fields such as babysitting, nannying, and being a swim instructor for kids. I don’t have a lot of free time but when I do, I spend most of it working on myself at the gym. I think dedicating time for my self improvement is something that is really important to keep me going everyday. I am still currently enrolled at San Francisco State University majoring in Sociology. I have never had younger siblings but I always dreamt of what it would be like so being able to work with the babies everyday is like a dream come true for at least a few hours a day. I have developed this passion of working with kids overtime and it brings me so much joy being able to connect with them and teach them things. I am a firm believer that if we start kids off with a good childhood, then we would be sending them off into the world with a better perspective on life.
The Toddler Team
Toddler 1 Coordinator
Hi my name is Debbie, and I have been working at Early Horizons since 2004!
When I first got hired here, I had no Idea EH would be my forever job! Some of my favorite things about my job is watching the kids grow from the time they enroll until the time they leave. I also love that I learn new things everyday, there's always something fun going on, and the kids keep a smile on my face.
In my spare time I enjoy planting flowers, pulling weeds and tending to all my plants, puzzles and making jewerly. I hope my future holds many more years at EH.
Toddler 2 Coordinator
My name is Hope Olson. I have been working at Early Horizons since 2018. I started my Early Education in 2017 to work on getting my certificates and just graduated Foothill College. I love working at Early Horizons. Hopefully I stay here for a while.
I love working with children because I love to see them grow and learn. I have a twin sister, Ciera, who is my best friend. In my free time I like hanging out with my friends and family, camping, going to the lake, and especially Disneyland. Thank you for letting me be a part of your childrens’ first school experience.
Hi! My name is Andreina Meza. I have been working at Early Horizons since October 2022. My greatest aspiration right now is to become a better authentic model for children, to enjoy the hardship, and keep getting educated.
Hi my name is Brenda Garcia and I am a new member of Early Horizons! I am very excited to join the team and be able to care for the children! I have my Associates Degree in psychology and am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on Educational Psychology.
I look forward to working with the children since I find it to be a rewarding experience! Some of my favorite things include going on hikes with my dog, spending time with family and hanging out with friends.
The Preschool Team
Preschool 1 Coordinator
Hello, my name is Lupe. I have been working at Early Horizons since 2001, and I have 28 years of experience working with children from infants to school age.
The best part of being a teacher is building relationships with the children and watching them learn and grow. They make me smile every day. I feel that getting to work with 2-year-olds is so much fun. They are caring, loving and I enjoy every hug that I receive from them. I also plan on pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Development.
I enjoy spending time with my family and catching up on my favorite shows in my spare time. I am very excited to be part of this wonderful Early Horizons Team.
Preschool 2 Coordinator
Hi! My name is Thu Dai. I have an A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been working in education since 1983. I started at EH in 2013, and am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such amazing admins and friendly teachers. I enjoy Teaching and being around children very much, especially since I get to see their development over time.
In my free time, I like to read books, garden, and spend time with my family.
Lizbeth H., she/her
My name is Lizbeth Hernandez Barba and I have been working at Early Horizons since August 2021.
Hello everyone! My name is Yarely Villasenor, I started working at Early Horizons in January 2022 as a preschool teacher and currently working in the Pre-K 1 class. I have been working in education since 2015 at Saint Lawrence.
My future career goal is to become a 3rd grade teacher and have my own cat and dog rescue organization. I love working with children because everyday is a new day, filled with playing and teaching them new things.
Hello! My name is Adrianna, and I joined the Early Horizons Preschool family the summer of 2022. I really enjoy working with kids and find this work both fun and rewarding!
I am currently getting my Early Childhood Education Units at Foothill Junior College and plan to continue my teaching education.
Some of my favorite things include my family, my pets, spending time at the beach, Disney movies, and spending time with my friends.
I am super excited to be here and to get to know all of you and be a part of your child's journey here at school!
Lizbeth B., she/her
The Pre-K Team
Pre-K 2 Coordinator
Pre-K 1 Coordinator
Greetings and Salutations. My name is Ms Cindy and I have worked at Early Horizons since July 2021. It has been a great experience. The community of teachers, staff, and families here makes it a joy to come to work each day. Communication is the key to any successful endeavor, and here at EH they strive to make sure everyone is in the loop.
Hello, my name is Matthew Xayavong. You can call me Mr. Matthew or Mr. Matty. I started working at Early Horizons since early 2022. I started working in child education since 2017. I first started off volunteering as a cabin leader for science camp and after that I started working at Early Horizons.
One of my future plans is to work at a Physical Education program at a elementary school. I really like being active and being involved in sports such as football, basketball or volleyball. My educational goal is to obtain a Bachelor's degree in childhood development.
I love working with kids because everyday is a day to learn something new. Not everyday will be the same but everyday a lesson will be learned. Also helping them learn and develop fine motor skills makes me happy. When I’m not at Early Horizons, I like to be out in nature, working out at home in my backyard or even hanging with the family drinking boba milk tea.
Thanks for listening to my bio and I hope to teach your child one day!
Hi! My name is Rae, and I’ve been with Early Horizons since May 2022. I absolutely love the community here at EH, and all of the friendships I have made with my colleagues, parents, and students. I have always loved working with children and helping them reach their goals. I truly enjoy their excitement of learning!
The School Age Team
School Age Coordinator
School Age Teacher
School Age Teacher
School Age Teacher
Hello ! My name is Alina, and I’ve been with Early Horizons since 2023. I love working with Team EH because the rest of the teachers are like family to me and I get to meet all kinds of great personalities. I have always known that I wanted to get into child care, and the environment at Early Horizons has only encouraged my decision.
Our New Hires
Jenni D., she/her
Meet the Directors
Lastly, Stefanie Alamo has been working around the preschool since 2015, as a substitute, a 2 and 3 year old teacher, and now as an director. Stefanie handles the day to day operations alongside Kylee and Nito. She is currently enrolled at WGU to finish her degree in Business Administration, Management, and is also a fully qualified teacher & site supervisor.
Join the team!
Interested in working for Early Horizons? We'd love to hear from you! Please submit an inquiry here!