Monica Grodin—Director and 2-Day teacher
Monica first came to Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool as a participating parent. Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool gave her a great opportunity to be a part of her children’s first school experience. She so strongly believes in the parent participation philosophy that her two children, both graduates of Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool, went on to a parent participation elementary school.
Monica brings over 25 years of experience working and teaching at parent participation schools, with over 20 years at Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool.
I believe in a child-centered philosophy, which allows children to learn through play and by exploring the environment at their own developmental pace.
Monica received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico, and has an Adult Education teaching credential in Parent Education. She is first aid/CPR certified by the American Heart Association. She has a passion for nature and spends as much time as possible outdoors. In her spare time Monica loves to explore nature, hike, read, travel and spend time with her family.
I am excited to be working with the young children and their parents at Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool, during this exciting time in their lives. There is so much to experience, learn, and explore at the preschool age.
Julie Perry—Assistant Director and 3-and 4-Day teacher
Julie comes to CPPP with over 20 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education. She has a Bachelor degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Child Development and a Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Julie was a participating parent at Cupertino Co-op in 1999 and strongly believes that a child’s development is strengthened through a close bond between families and school. Parents and teachers partner together so that we as a team offer a safe, nurturing, learning experience.
Each child should be recognized as an individual and each child’s development is unique. My job as a teacher is to help foster kindness, respect for others and independence through a fun, enriching learning environment.