Our Program Director Lisa Cappleman
Our program director, Lisa N. Cappleman brings over 30 years
experience in infant and toddler care. She holds a B.A.
in Child Development from California State University at
Northridge and started in childcare at this location in
the St. Paul’s Sunday daycare program. Seeing a need
for quality daycare motivated her to make infant and toddler
care her life’s work. Lisa believes it’s of
critical importance for infants and toddlers to feel safe
and be given age-appropriate learning stimulation, in order
to grow into healthy, confident individuals.
She has been the director of Lisa’s Infant Toddler
Experience since its inception, in 1984, and is respected
within the Tarzana community as an early childhood educator
and daycare provider. She selects all staff for the daycare
center and oversees the program as well as maintaining a
daily presence in the center, interacting with infants,
toddlers and their parents.
About Our Staff
All of our staff members have been with us 2 years or more
and hold CPR and First Aid certification. Some of our staff
go back with us 10-20 years. We have extremely low staff
turnover, so your children have consistency and familiarity
with our people.
Here’s some background on some of our staff members:
• Margarita Velazquez, our wonderful cook was
with us from 1986 - 2012, when she retired.
• Karen Grissom, Head Infant Aide has been with us
We encourage you to get to know us. Feel free to ask questions
of our staff members. We look forward to meeting you and
Karen Grissom, Head Infant Aide has been with us
HIRED 1--1996 POSITION head infant aide. C.P.R. and First
Aidcertified. SPECIAL TALENTS Karen is known around the
day care center as "MAGIC KAREN". She can get
even the most pickey of eaters to eat and drink. If we're
having a difficult time getting a child to eat, or a baby
to drink their bottle we aks "Magic Karen " to
help. She loves to read to the children on a daily basis.
HIRED 9-2003 POSITION infant aide. C.P.R.and First Aid
certified.SPECIAL TALENTS Claudia has a gentle quiet air
around her. This comes in handy when the children get overly
excited. Her calm presence helps to soothe the entire center.
Ratna Rao HIRED 8-2004 POSITION infant aide. Early
Childhood Education Credential C.P.R. and First Aid