Delia’s Little Angeles Family Child Care
I’m originally from El Salvador, and by nature an entrepreneur. I arrived to America with a heart filled with sorrow and hope. Sorrow for the hardship left behind, hope for the extraordinary sense of opportunity this country instills in all newcomers. Like many others in the United States, I found myself with nothing to start anew but resilience and faith.
I soon found meaning in my first job as a nanny in San Francisco. The entrepreneur in me turned that opportunity into a nascent business in my home where I could care for three children simultaneously and earn a little more than $5 per hour.
Then I found a community agency, I learned that I could have a formal business in this country, but moreover, I learned that I could make it grow. Once I obtained my child care licenses and business permits, the City of San Francisco approved Delia’s Little Angels Day Care and now I take care of 14 children in my business.
I’m a woman with great initiative and always looking for opportunities for my professional development. I enrolled in the Dual Language program provided by the First 5 program, which provided me the opportunity to continue with my education. I transferred to San Francisco State University and graduated with my BA in Raza Study in 2012.
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More about this loan
Delia’s Little Angels is a licensed home based family child care operating for 12 years now. It started with the license to take care up to 8 children, but has grown to 14. In 2013, Delia’s little Angels was certified as a Preschool For All -PFA- Center, allowing me to provide services to children in preschool ages. At Delia’s Little Angles, we believe in creating a safe environment where children can feel happy, where parents feel happy and have trust. Our teachers are responsible for helping children develop into well balanced individuals, with a range of interests and a curiosity to continue learning. We promote respect and foster a creative environment where children are free to explore and learn in a fun manner.
At Delia’s Little Angels, we believe that children learn through exploring and we strive to create a fun learning environment where children are encouraged to engage in activities that help them learn and develop. We partner with parents to raise healthy, happy children and emphasize two-way communication as essential to this partnership.
We promote our program through the Healthy Roots philosophy of engaging children in gardening and food justice by growing our own vegetables. This helps to expand the children’s language skills and facilites children’s appreciation for the environment, healthy habits, water conservation and self-sufficiency.
I continue contributing to bring income to my home and create jobs for my community members.
What is the purpose of this loan?
A loan of $10,000 will help me improve and expand the back yard area at the child care center for outdoor activities with the children.
Years in operation: More than 5 years