Tobbi is the director and one of the lead teachers of Smiles and Hugs. She has 7+ years working in the child care field and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science. Additionally, she is certified in Health and Safety standards and Pediatric First Aid and CPR. She is currently taking courses to earn a Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.
Tobbi is a part of a large bilingual Chinese family with three older sisters and two younger brothers, all six of which were born and raised in San Francisco. On her free time, Tobbi is usually enjoying activities around the city with her son and daughter and spending time with family and friends.
We look forward to meeting you!
Our intention for being play-based is that we believe children learn best through hands on experiences. Children need to use all their senses to really understand the world around them. Our primary goal is to provide quality care and to give opportunities for children to grow their experiences and curiosities. Tremendous growth takes place during a child's early years, therefore we the teachers, work closely together with the parents to best support the child. We also aim to foster their budding social-emotional skills through their daily interactions with each other and in the community. Positive reinforcements and modeling are common practices we utilize to help children learn.