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‘Ōma‘oma‘o (2’s)

valley profile picValley Varma
‘Ōma‘oma‘o Class Teacher, 2's

Valley joined the UHMCC ‘ohana as a Hokū teacher in 2011 after she fell in love at first sight with the environment and the school’s philosophy the first time she saw it! This semester, Valley will be teaming up with Jeff in the Moana Classroom. Although Valley is an island girl she didn’t begin her journey in the field of Early Children Education until she left Kauai for college in California with plans to pursue a career in live theatre. After volunteering as a camp counselor for third graders along the coast of Northern California during spring break, Valley knew she would never be the same again. While she entered the field as a surprise to herself she has been teaching for 16 years and is passionate about her work. Valley hopes to instill a life long love for learning in the hearts and minds of the children she has the pleasure to know and believes that this is done best by creating a balance between child directed emergent learning experiences and intentional pre-planned inquires that evolve from children’s interests. Valley was a student at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena CA before she moved home to the islands and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Curriculum studies at UH Mānoa. She lives in Kaimuki with her husband, 12 year old son, and the family cat Mingus.
staff-open-houseThe alt text for this image is the same as the title. In most cases, that means that the alt attribute has been automatically provided from the image file name.Samantha Majors
‘Ōma‘oma‘o Class Teacher, 2's

Sam started with UHMCC as a student assistant when she was completing her Family Resources degree. Recently graduated with her BS, she has joined our family once again as a teacher in ‘Oma’oma‘o class. She loves being a part of the children’s lives and development as she is still a kid at heart! Passionately using mindfulness, yoga and growth mindset with the children, she enjoys learning new things with the kids every day. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, and exploring the beauty our home has to offer! You can find her teaching yoga class or taking yoga pictures on the weekends, or out on an adventure!


Flow of the Day
‘Ōmaʻomaʻo Class Flow of the Day
8:00 - 9:15 amGood Morning! Outdoor Play on Playground
9:15 - 9:20Clean Up Outside and Transition to
9:20 - 9:30Morning Circle
9:30 - 10:00Morning Snack followed by Toileting
9:30 - 10:50Indoor Activities
10:50 - 11:00Group Gathering & Story Time
11:00 - 11:45Lunch followed by Toileting
11:45 - 12:00Calm our Bodies & Transition to Resting
12:00 - 2:00Rest Time
2:00 - 2:50Afternoon Snack & Toileting
Indoor Activities
2:50 - 3:00Clean up & Afternoon Circle
3:00 - 4:00Outdoor Play on Playground
4:00 - 5:00Indoor Activities and reunite with families
*Each child will have their own individual toileting needs
met throughout the day
Scheduled times are subject to change in response to the needs of the children. Please be in school by 9AM on buggy ride days.
Classroom phone: (808) 956-8170
Please call and leave a message if your child will be staying home and/or is sick.

Thank you!
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