olivia-pic-3Olivia Lastra – Teacher, Classroom 3           olivia@coastalcommunitypreschool.org

Hi, I’m Teacher Olivia! I was born and raised in Morgan Hill, California, where I attended grade school through high school. Even then I knew that I had a passion for helping children and their families. Prior to high school, I attended West Valley Community College for two years where I realized I loved studying human behavior and development. After I finished two years at West Valley, I transferred to CSU Chico and decided to major in Child Development. Through that pathway I studied human development from conception into adulthood and got the chance to intern and work with many different demographics of people, one of which was a preschool/child development lab. There I fell in love with the organized chaos that is the preschool setting and now here we are!

I moved to Aptos after starting my first year at CCP (two-ish years ago) and I hope to stay here for many years to come. Even though I have been here for a couple years now I am still learning all the wonderful places to eat, drink, and play so I’m always open to suggestions if you have them. I am currently beginning my third year at CCP in Classroom 2.

When I’m not at CCP, depending on what time of year it is, I love to spend time with my friends and family, get work done around my house, explore, go running, snowboard, read, and try new things.