Our Teachers

Meet our terrific team of teachers and caregivers!

Each team member of A Bright Beginning Child Care is extensively trained and highly qualified to care for children. Our caregivers have gone through extensive background checks and have been livescan fingerprinted. In addition, each team member at our Santa Rosa facility has been pediatric CPR and first aid certified, health and safety trained, has had at least two years experience in child care, and has a heart for children and their future.

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Candice Goshgarian, Owner/Director
Candice Goshgarian, is the owner and primary child care provider at A Bright Beginning Child Care. Candice graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in with a Bachelor's of Arts in Education and a multiple subject elementary teaching credential. She also has a minor in child development. Candice focused on Kindergarten for her student teaching. Candice has been providing in home child care since 2000. Her experience with young children has spanned over fifteen years. She is a devoted wife and mother to six daughters, as well as a skilled and loving child care provider. Candice has also served regularly as a Sunday school teacher for the last twelve years. Candice has an intense love for children and their families. Her desire is to have children grow in a safe, loving environment and to be an extension of her own family.

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Hayley Dedekam, Head Teacher
Hayley Dedekam has been working with children for over 8 years. She has worked in the Vertical Call church nursery, Sunday school, and been a private nanny. Hayley has worked at A Bright Beginning Child Care since 2010. She is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Development degree. Hayley loves children and children love Hayley. Her passion is watching children grow in a happy, positive environment while feeling safe, secure and loved.

 

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Krista Dedekam, Head Teacher
Krista Dedekam has been working with children for over 10 years. She has worked in the Vertical Call church nursery, Sunday school, and been a private nanny. Krista has worked at A Bright Beginning Child Care since 2010. Krista has gentle, kind, and loving demeanor towards children and their families. Children naturally gravitate toward her warmth as a caregiver. Her passion is watching children grow and play in a safe, positive environment, while teaching them new concepts.

 

Janae Dedekam, Assistant Teacher
Janae Dedekam has been working with children for over 10 years. She has worked in the Vertical Call church nursery, Sunday school, and provided in home child care to many families. Janae has worked at A Bright Beginning Child Care since 2012. Janae loves children and her warm, upbeat, joyful demeanor allows children to naturally love her. Her passion is making sure that children have fun in a warm, safe, loving environment.

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Ashley Aitken, Substitute Head Teacher/Assistant Teacher
Ashley Aitken has been working with children for over 10 years. She is the assistant nursery director at Vertical Call Church. She has worked in the Sunday school program at Vertical Call church, been a private nanny, and provided in home child care to countless families. Ashley has worked at A Bright Beginning Child Care since 2009. Ashley has been to India twice to work with orphans. Ashley loves children of all ages. Her passion is to see that every child becomes everything that they were meant to be. She wants to see children grow in a fun and loving environment. Ashley is committed to meeting each child's needs, while helping them feel loved, safe, and secure.

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Jessica Aitken, Substitute Assistant Teacher
Jessica Aitken has been working with children for over 7 years. She has worked in the Vertical Call Church nursery, Sunday school, and provided in home child care for countless families. Jessica has been working at A Bright Beginning Child Care since 2010. Jessica's warm, loving, fun personality allows children to have fun while feeling safe and secure. Her passion is to see children cared for in a loving environment while meeting each child's individual needs.