Our Philosophy

Copernicus STEM Academy's philosophy relies on the incorporation of a scientific approach to learning while the child is playing. We are confident that such an approach will allow the children in our care to equally develop multiple intelligences. The incorporation of STEM practices according to the research of Lucia French, Rochel Gelman, and Kimberly Brenneman suggests that students may develop higher cognitive skills when they are exposed to a scientific discourse as early as 2 years old. 

The Copernicus framework is a holistic approach, based on the research of several experts in the area of early childhood education, that allows students to explore the world around them and incites their creativity while maintaining their natural inclination to play. Teachers will promote themed activities but it is the children’s inquisitive nature, the conversations and interactions they have with the teacher and amongst themselves, that will drive and promote learning. 

 

Language is a basic skill that develops at a young age, and research on language acquisition shows that the incorporation of second languages is easier at an early age in life. At Copernicus, we believe that exposing our youth to two different languages continuously (English/Spanish) while interacting with other children at similar developmental ages will promote the proper development of their mother language as well as the acquisition of a second language.

Meet

Nicolaus Copernicus

Thinking outside the box:

Founder

Rebeca Guerrero is the recipient of the 2016 Zezula Family Excellence in Early Childhood Teaching Award from the University of Texas!  Rebeca

is a career educator with over twenty years experience in the classroom as a Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Environmental Sciences Teacher. She spearheads our STEM focused curriculum and brings exceptional insights in early childhood education and trends.

 

Ms. Rebeca has a Masters Degree with a focus on STEM Education and a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas.

Founder

Myrella Delgado brings twenty years of experience in business management and administration.  Myrella provides support with managing operations and assisting our families.  Ms. Delgado also contributes her artistic talents to our school and collaborates on creative activities.

Myrella  Delgado has a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a focus on Ethics and Management.  

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Guerrero

Myrella

Delgado

Copernicus Administrative Team

 

The Copernicus STEM Academy Team is comprised of career educators ready to provide your child with quality educational activities paired with premier child care.

 

 

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Vashti

Thompson

Director

Ms. Vashti was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa where she started her education.  After moving to the United States with her family,  she earned a Bachelors Degree focused on Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Interdisciplinary Studies.  Later, Vashti attended the University of Concordia earning a Masters Degree in Education and Curriculum Instruction.  

“Everything I have done career-wise has been to nurture this love of helping children and developing my passion of reaching the early foundations of children as well as partnering with their families to prepare them for school."

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Director

"My name is Yesenia Soto Rojo and I have been working with children and families for the past seven years.  While working at an early childhood center I obtained my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. After receiving my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from California State University, I started my work as a Student Manager, Family Liaison, and I also worked with individuals with Autism as a Behavioral and Play Therapist.  After a while I decided to go back to teaching, taking the role of Assistant Director. I have experience working with children 6 weeks to 18 years. 

I believe that every child is different, therefore teachers, and the education administration, need to be flexible and accommodating to all children’s needs; by creating and providing them with learning experiences that will help them acquire the skills needed to socialize and express themselves. Children should be inspired every day to be creative and eager to learn new things that will lead them to pursue their dreams and become successful in life."

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Soto Rojo