The staff/caregivers at Gem Educare are highly educated in the field of child development and child psychology.
Every member of Gem Educare is CPR and First Aid certified.
Gem Educare's founder and director, Eileen Manoukian is a doctoral candidate in the Early Childhood Education field. She is a member of Mensa, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and Zero to Three. She has several years of experience in child development. She has volunteered her time to work with children in the United States and abroad. Eileen also has over 20 years of experience in finance and management, holding an MBA. Eileen, realized her passion for working with children after volunteering in South Africa. Eileen is fluent in Armenian and Farsi.
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Dr. Foojan Zeine is an author, a Life Coach and a Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of California. She has her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Zeine is the originator and the author of “Awareness Integration” psychological and educational model, which is a multi-modality approach and intervention that improves self-esteem, self-confidence, and emotional intelligence.
Gina Balit is a Child Psychotherapist as well as a Registered Art Therapist. Her education is in Child and Adolescent Development as well as a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Art Therapy. She specializes in working with young children in her practice and is passionate about giving children a safe and creative way to express themselves and process their experiences. Gina is fluent in Armenian.
Irma Artola is a Child Development Specialist with over 25 years of experience working with children in different capacities. Her education is in Child Development and Social Work. She specializes in working with infants and young children. Irma is fluent in Spanish.
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