Our Little Wonders teachers bring personal and professional experience to each class they lead, along with a passion and love for their role as teacher, guide, role model, facilitator and friend to each Little Wonders family.
Mireille McKee, Director & Teacher
Our Director, Mireille McKee, has over 30 years of experience working with children and families here on the Peninsula. She has been a Little Wonders teacher for the past 21 years and the Little Wonders Director for the past 16 years. She holds a degree in Liberal Studies and an Early Childhood Education Credential. Mireille is thrilled to share her parenting knowledge and experience with new and returning families to Little Wonders each year, and is always looking for opportunities for personal and professional growth. Mireille and her husband Tom are the parents of two adult children.
"I can honestly say that I greet each day feeling fortunate and excited about the work I do. My goal is to give back as much as I get from this job and the supportive community that has helped to shape Little Wonders."
- Teacher Mireille
Suzanne Zaino, Teacher
Teacher Suzanne has been a educator her entire career, and especially enjoys working with young children and their parents. She has been a Little Wonders teacher for the past 13 years, and a part of the Little Wonders community for the past 15 years, having come initially as a parent. Prior to teaching at Little Wonders, Suzanne taught for 10 years in secondary education. She has a credential in secondary education along with a Bachelors in International Relations and US History, and a Masters in Education. Suzanne brings her love of this job and her knowledge about personality types and temperament, and how they relate to parent-child and parent-parent relationships, to each class she teaches. Suzanne and her husband Chris are the parents of two children, one in college, and one in high school.
"I recognize that raising children takes more than just the parents – both parents and children need other family and friends actively in their lives. I am passionate about being one of those other people in their lives."
- Teacher Suzanne
Maggie Ball, Teacher
Teacher Maggie first joined the Little Wonders community as a parent over seven years ago, and was thrilled join the Little Wonders teaching staff three years ago. Maggie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Maggie and her husband Jeff are the parents of three young children, and is now in her final year as a Little Wonders parent. Being a teacher and an experienced Little Wonders parent has provided Maggie with an opportunity to share her parenting knowledge and experiences with new parents, while she continues to develop her own skills and parenting knowledge. Helping parents understand what is developmentally appropriate for young children in order to have reasonable expectations is something Maggie looks forward to sharing with all of her classes.
"Sharing in the joys and challenges of parenting in a supportive environment has had such a positive impact on our family. I hope to enable new families to create the same supportive community."
- Teacher Maggie