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My name is Santana Bhattacharyya and I founded Shining Star Montessori Learning Center, a preschool and afterschool in 2015 in beautiful San Ramon.


Teaching has been always my passion and I have years of experience working with children. I was a preschool teacher for seven years at Montessori Children's Center and Little Flowers Montessori in Fremont, CA. As a preschool teacher, I  designed a curriculum to empower a child's cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. I was responsible to lead classrooms 3-6 years old, to conduct parent-teacher conferences, hold science exhibitions and winter cultural shows. Before that, I taught Science and Math in Elementary and Middle schools in India for three years and tutored Math and Science for eight years since I was in college.


I hold a Masters Degree in Chemistry and a Bachelor's Degree in Education (Teaching) from India. I have taken Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes from Ohlone College and Chabot College. I have also completed all the required courses for Montessori Certification from the Montessori Teacher Education Center in San Leandro. I am licensed (#073407319)in the state of California, certified in CPR & First Aid, and Health & Safety.


I am thrilled to start my very own preschool and daycare and looking forward to welcoming you and your children to Shining Star Montessori Learning Center!!


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