About Our Director: Teacher Geri
Geri Quilici is credentialed as a Program Administrator for preschool children by the State of California. She has worked with children for 20+ years in a variety of settings. She discovered her love for cooperative preschool while her daughter attended Pixie Play School in 1993.
During her career, Geri has served children of various ages and populations. Her initial training was in Physical Education, from California State University, Hayward, with a concentration in dance. She taught dance and creative movement classes to preschool-age children. Later, wanting to be more involved in all aspects of child development, she studied early childhood education at local colleges, and has earned her Masters in Early Childhood Education in Curriculum/Instruction. Over the years, Geri has worked as a teacher with children and parents for the Y.M.C.A., the county’s Community Services Dept., and a private childcare. Geri returned to Pixie Play School as Co-Director in September, 2002, and has been in this position for the last eight years. The co-op environment allows Geri to continue her love for children and also allows her to work closely with their parents.
Geri’s goal is to help children develop in all areas – social, emotional, cognitive, linguistics, and physical.
Children thrive when they feel that they are a contributing part of a community. Parents become role models by participating themselves and therefore playing a key part in developing their child’s sense of community. I feel honored to work in an educational setting where parents are so involved.