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ABOUT US: Team

Our team of loyal educators at Only Love are family. We are dedicated, diverse, commited, appreciatve, gracious, passionate, and multi-cultural. What is even more important than those things, is the ability to love. Each of our teachers love their jobs, they love the children in their care, they love their co-workers and they love coming to work each day.

Meet the team

Tonya Vorobets

Director

Tonya Vorobets - Director

Position: Director at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience working at Only Love Children’s Center: Since 2002

Education/ Degrees: Currently completing an AA & Director’s Permit in ECE

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: “Working with families & supporting them in their journeys of growth.”

What I like best about working with children: “Children always have been my heart. I love watching them grow & become members of society.”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “Only Love is my home & my family. I love my staff & the families. All my children have attended Only Love and have benefited immensely.”

Something special about me: “I came from Ukraine when I was 12 years old. I am married with 3 daughters.”

Victoria Francois

Director

Victoria Francois - Director

Position: Director at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: Since 2011

Education/Degrees: Early Childhood Education & Business Degrees

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Classroom Environment & Social Emotional Development

What I like best about working with children: “I love watching their imagination explode, I also love that not only am I able to teach them, but they teach me. They are our future and I’m honored to be a major part of their foundation for growth”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “The OLCC staff is amazing, and they are my family, this is my home away from home. We are all one no matter how different we are.”

Something special about me: “I’m a Mother of one smart & handsome boy”

Elisa Medina

Office Manager

Elisa Medina - Office Manager

Position: Office Manager at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center: Since 2009

Education/ Degrees: Accounting and Administration (Foreign Degree), Human Resources Specialist, from San Jose State University

What I like best about working with children: I love watching children in the learning process and giving them new and interesting experiences to help them grow, as well as providing a rich, nurturing, and caring environment for everyone that comes to our center: children, families, and staff. Kids always have a contagious energy about everything.

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: I love the diversity of cultures that we serve and represent among children and staff members; the love, compromise and strong work ethic of every person, and the teamwork which makes us a strong family away from home. It is amazing to be surrounded by so many caring people and to see that love and care for children is applied and reflected above everything else.

Something special about me: My husband and I have been married since 1998 and are the proud parents of 2 beautiful girls, I love cooking and baking, reading, singing & dancing and doing arts and crafts.

Martha O

General Assistant

Martha O - General Assistant

Position: General Assistant at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience working at Only Love Children’s Center: Since 2014

Education/ Degrees: N/A

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Helping Children and showing them love

What I like best about working with children: “I love Playing with them & also helping them”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “I love the Organization & great their communication.”

Something special about me: “I love to spend time with my Family”

Susan Grimes

Teacher

Susan Grimes - Teacher

Position: Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience working at Only Love Children’s Center: Since 1999

Education/ Degrees: Associates Teacher Permit & completing AA in Early Child Development

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Arts & Crafts

What I like best about working with children: “I love seeing the children full of happiness and their smiles”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “I love the staff and the families”

Something special about me: “I have 5 children, 22 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.”

Esmeralda Ramos

Lead Cook/ Teacher

Esmeralda Ramos - Lead Cook/ Teacher

Position: Lead Cook/ Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience working at Only Love Children’s Center:
Since 1999

Education/ Degrees: 12 Units in ECE

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Art & Crafts

What I like best about working with children: “Helping to provide healthy meals & snacks for every child throughout the year”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “I like to create arts & crafts to decorate the school for children to enjoy”

Something special about me: “I adore & I’m proud of my parents”

Celia Ramos

Teacher Administrator

Celia Ramos - Teacher Administrator

Position: Teacher Administrator at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience working at Only Love Children’s Center: Since 1999

Education/ Degrees: Associate Teachers Permit & currently completing AA in Early Child Development

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Music & Movement and teaching basic’s in Spanish.

What I like best about working with children: “Seeing them grow in all their aspects”

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: “The Philosophy”

Something special about me: “I like to enjoy each day as if it will be the last day of my life!”

Iris Mendoza

Teacher’s Aide

Iris Mendoza - Teacher’s Aide

Position: Teacher’s Aide at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: March 2017

Education/ Degrees: General Education

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: I love providing a loving & nurturing developmentally appropriate educational environment

What I like best about working with children: I love helping them by giving them love, hope and a person who believes in them

What I like best about Only Love Children’s Centers: I love the environment, and the strong work ethic, in every person

Something special about me: I’m a hard worker, and a mother of 3 girls. I’m caring and adore putting smiles on everyone’s faces.

Shamiran Tamraz

Teacher

Shamiran Tamraz - Teacher

Position: Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: July 2019

Education/Degrees: Core ECE Units

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Bringing Energy into the Classroom

Marta & Miguel Suarez

Founders

Marta & Miguel Suarez - Founders

Established Only Love Children’s Centers in 1983. Since then their commitment to service, quality and nurturing approach has strengthened through the years. Born in Uruguay, Marta and Miguel are proud parents of two great sons along with their beautiful wives and have six wonderful grandchildren. They divide their time between their own family and the commitment to Only Love Children’s Center’s students, families, and the accomplished staff members who deliver outstanding services to our clients.

Marta has a PH.D in Education with a concentration on Child Development. She is an active member of the community, as a member of the Sacramento Child Development Local Planning Council, member of the Professional Association of Child Education and its numerous committees, member of NAEYC and its Sacramento Valley chapter, and a recipient of several “Outstanding Services” from the Child Development field schools. Marta is passionate about early childhood education and promotes a family-friendly, nurturing environment where the word “LOVE” has been her constant mantra to deliver quality and nurturing services at our centers.

Ryan Suarez

Executive Director

Ryan Suarez - Executive Director

Position: Executive Director at Only Love Children’s Center

Education/ Degrees: Bachelor's Degree in Child & Adolescent Development

All About Me: I am the proud son of Marta & Miguel Suarez who have owned and operated Only Love Children's Center for 35 years. I am married to Julie Suarez, and we have 3 beautiful boys. Like my dad Miguel I had the blessing of playing soccer my entire life & made a professional career out of it for 8 years. I now have the amazing opportunity to carry on my mom’s Legacy & manage Only Love Childrens Center, in an effort to continue loving & caring for all the children who attend our children’s center. I wake up everyday blessed that I can raise my family & make an impact in both my Children lives, and all the children who attend Only Love Children’s Center.

Taylor Ogden

Teacher

Taylor Ogden - Teacher

Position: Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: February 2021

Education/Degrees: BA in Communications with Psychology Emphasis; MA in Child Development - in progress

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Trauma

What I like best about working with children: I love helping them learn about themselves and how to be independent.

What I like best about Only Love Children's Center: I love how every child is respected, loved, and encouraged to be the best that they can be.

Something special about me: I will always try to find a solution to a problem no matter what.

Bernadette Flores Sagario

Teacher

Bernadette Flores Sagario - Teacher

Position: Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: June 2021

Education/Degrees: Associate Teacher Permit in Progress

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Teaching children how to have competence and confidence in themselves & Art.

What I like best about working with children: Developing and encouraging good choices and responsibility. Helping children to grow and develop and develop into good, responsible people.

What I like best about Only Love Children's Center: The family at OLCC are very welcoming, friendly, and supportive of their staff. They are positive and upbeat about supporting their co-teachers and working togethering to support the children.

Something special about me: I love spending time with my children, reading, and listening to music. I have completed a 5K, 10K, and am training for a Half-Marathon.

Hazael Ann Era

Teacher

Hazael Ann Era - Teacher

Position: Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: June 2021

Education/Degrees: BA in Child Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Creating a welcoming and safe environment for children to feel a sense of belonging.

What I like best about working with children: I admire working with children and watching them grow to become the best of themselves.

What I like best about Only Love Children's Center: I enjoy Only Love Children's Center because it is a place that truly envisions what whole-hearted childcare should be.

Something special about me: I am the oldest out of 5 children and am happily working on my best self as an educator everyday.

Nohora Elena Cole

Assistant Teacher

Nohora Elena Cole - Teacher

Position: Assistant Teacher at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: February 2020

Education/Degrees: BA in Languages

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Incorporating Spanish as a second language; use of educational technology tools, and design lesson plans.

What I like best about working with children: Their spontaneity to create relationships.

What I like best about Only Love Children's Center: It's play-based approach to learning.

Something special about me: I truly believe that faith makes everything possible.

Maria Zamudio

Teacher Assistant

Maria Zamudio - Teacher

Position: Teacher Assistant at Only Love Children’s Center

Experience: working at Only Love Children’s Center since: September 2021

Education/Degrees: General Education

My Specialty in Early Childhood Education: Teaching Basic Spanish & Art

What I like best about working with children: I love watching their imagination grow and seeing them build relationships with their peers.

What I like best about Only Love Children's Center: I like how family oriented OLCC is and their focus on Social-Emotional Development.

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