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‘Ōma‘oma‘o (2’s)

karmen profile picKarmen Furtado
‘Ōma‘oma‘o Class Teacher, 2's

Karmen is very happy and excited to join the UHMCC family again! She was previously a student assistant at UHMCC for over three years while earning a BS in Family Resources at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Karmen has a passion for working with children and enjoys watching them learn and grow each day. She believes that early education is crucial for a child's development and wants to provide children with the best environment to learn, grow, and explore. She is looking forward to getting to know the children, families and staff at the Children's Center as well as learning to improve as an early education teacher. Karmen enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nephews and friends. She likes traveling, reading, shopping and going to the beach.
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.
Flow of the Day
‘Ōmaʻomaʻo Class Flow of the Day
8:00 amAloha and welcome to the Big House in Mānoa Outdoor activities
9:00 Morning Circle
9:15Bathroom Routine Morning Snack Indoor Activities
10:45Story/Music/Movement time
11:00 Family Style Lunch
11:30 Bathroom routine Reading Books
Quiet time/Nap
2:00 pmWake-up
Bathroom routine Sunscreen
Afternoon snack
2:30Outdoor activities
3:45Indoor activities
5:00 pmSchool closes
Aloha and goodbye
Family time
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.

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