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Dana Mendes (Mrs. Mendes)

Date of hire: August 1998

My favorite children's book/story:

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Fun facts about me:

I was a parent of a preschooler and my friend Caroli Johnson said you need to come and work with us. That was 20 years ago!

Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?

Preschoolers are the best. Their energy and joy is contagious.

What do you love the most about teaching/working with little ones?

Every day is different. They make you smile and laugh.

From your perspective, what makes the Children's Center so special?

The staff.