We have exceptionally well schooled, trained, and experienced staff members and auxiliary consultants.

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Instructional Staff

Our staff at both of our centers are highly trained, exceptionally experienced, and hold high level permits in Early Childhood Education from the California Department of Education. They receive ongoing in-depth in-house training and coaching in C5’s philosophy and practices and related concepts. They also all attend special conferences, workshops, and seminars and engage in extensive self-study to increase their skills and understanding. Our progressive infant-toddler and preschool programs are possible and influential because of our exceptional and professional staff.

At our SF City Building Center, we have 19 teaching staff members.

At our CA State Building Center, we have 14 teaching staff members.

Administrative Staff
Beverly A. Melugin

Executive Director
At C5 since 2002 & member of C5 Board of Directors

Mary Loyola-Salcedo

Resource Management Director
At C5 since 2003

Joe Wiseman

Director of Learning
At C5 since 2003 & member of the C5 Board of Directors

Erin Farris

Center Director–SF City Building Center
At C5 since 2005

Selene Mendoza

Center Director–CA State Building Center
At C5 since 2012

Lilian del Mundo

C5 Main Office Manager
At C5 Since 2017

Ryan Flores

Curriculum Specialist
At C5 Since 2002

Maria Radford

SFPUC Center Office Manager

Support Staff

We have seasoned staff members in all support positions. Our office managers and assistants are skilled in many areas. They include accounting, communications, client relations, planning, resource acquisition, supporting the instructional program, and general management practices. Our kitchen and housekeeping staff are skilled in facility maintenance and food handling. They are also trained by and certified by the San Francisco Health Department.

Consultants and Services to C5

Here are some other marvelous people who work closely with C5 outside of our regular staff:

Hearst Media Group — Hearst and 46Mile are helping us to develop and manage our Public and Private Websites  since January 2015 and more recently our private website, marketing, and media exposure.

SCubed Corporation — Has helped C5 develop prototypes for our websites and other technologies and maintain our URLs and server systems for many years.

Michelle Kemper Verplaetse — She is our Consulting Occupational Therapist with over 13 years of experience and specializes in early childhood assessments and interventions. She also provides services to the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, Early Head Start in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools.

Kathy Wharton — She has been our program seamstress for over seven years. She has helped us with table cloths for the children’s dining tables, pillow covers, projection screens, divider panels, scarves for music and movement, dramatic play costumes, puppets for our Festival of Learning Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and a wealth of other items.