photo of Dina Barrios

Dina Barrios (Miss Dina)

Date of hire: 2016

My favorite children's book/story:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Fun facts about me:

I was born in Guatemala but came to the US when I was 6 years old. I am the youngest of 4 kids.

Why did you decide to work with preschoolers?

I have always loved being around little ones and they can always manage to put a smile on my face.

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

I love seeing how happy they become over the smallest things and they help me remember to enjoy the simple things in life.

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

For me personally, it is special because I brought both of my children here. It is one of the few preschools that does not feel like just a daycare, but a place where young imaginations are nurtured. The loving attitude of the staff permeates through the classrooms and as a parent that assured me that my children were in good hands. My children were always happy coming here.