Mary Ellen Salciccia Spanu
Mary Ellen has worked with children locally for over twenty years on an individual and group basis. Her experience includes working with infants and toddlers as well as teaching pre-school and after- school. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz along with an education in Early Childhood. Mary Ellen now works as a Director for our program.
Toby has experience working with children in Santa Cruz County of all ages ranging from infants to sixth graders. In the past, Toby worked at Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School specializing in entertainment, safety supervision, and conflict resolution. Toby has also worked in after school child care centers at Boulder Creek Elementary and San Lorenzo Elementary as a music enrichment specialist. Music, rhythm, and creative movement are his special attributes and he loves teaching music time in the classroom.
Andrea is our Site Director at Happy Days. She has over ten years experience in the field as a preschool and infant teacher, as well as prior experience as a Program Director. Being the oldest of seven, she has always been around children and always helped take care of her younger siblings growing up. She is good natured and really loves the kids. Andrea also has three children of her own, two boys and a girl, and also has three grandchildren.
Tiffany is our Assistant Director here at Happy Days. She has been working in the child care field since 2005, and started out here at Happy Days in 2009. She has three siblings and grew up in a home day care environment owned and operated by her mom. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and enjoys the outdoors.