Barbi Martinez - Teacher (Tadpole Room)

My name is Barbi Martinez and I am the teacher of the two year old Tadpoles class.

My formal education in early childhood is from coursework I have taken at the College of Marin. To stay current on the latest information on young children’s learning and development I continue to participate in many ECE (early childhood education) workshops and conferences throughout the Bay Area.

I moved to Marin in 1985 as a live-in au pair. I began my college ECE courses at that time and have 30 years experience working in various programs for young children aged 6 weeks to 5 years old.

I live in Greenbrae with my husband and teenage son. When I am not working at KOTH I enjoy being in my garden, going on adventures with my family and cooking!

I believe in providing plenty of playtime for children as they learn the most by hands on experiences exploring their world. My goal as the Tadpole teacher is to get these little ones excited about school and enthusiastic about learning!