We understand that your children are the most important people in your life, and we don’t take that lightly.


Your children are also important to us, as they are the future of our world.

Irene loves: veggie omelettes, traveling, Halloween, warm summer nights, and salsa dancing.

Maria loves: picadillo (traditional Mexican dish), swimming, Christmas, summer, loves visiting Zacatecas in Mexico, Salsa dancing.

Simone Bessa
Brand & Marketing Director

Simone loves: Brazilian cheese bread, tropical beaches, 4th July fireworks, summertime, Venice in Italy, acrylic & watercolor painting with my family, gardening, & biking with my children.

Shadow loves: scrambled eggs, belly rubs, and playing with the kids.

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Maria Silva


Co-founder and Curriculum Specialist

Irene Silva
Co-founder and Director

Co-founder, Irene Silva, is a graduate of UC Davis with a major in Economics and a minor in Communication. She has 25 years of small business management experience. The idea to open La Casita Day School started in 2009 during her search for a Spanish Immersion preschool program for her daughter. Irene discovered that none existed in her area. Knowing how important being bilingual was, she partnered with her sister, Maria, in opening La Casita Day School

To plant a garden is to believe in the future!

Every child is an artist.

At the Santa Rosa Junior College, she completed her early childhood education course work before transferring to Sonoma State University, where she received her BA in Mexican American Studies/Liberal Arts. Soon after, she completed her bilingual education course work and received her BCLAD (Bilingual, Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development). This was a proud moment for her family, since she was the first member in her family to graduate from college.

As a Brand Strategist specialist, Simone joined the La Casita team to help us tell our school's story, grow our community, and gather resources to build our dream school. Mother of Sofia (9) and Noah (5), and natural from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Simone brings her culture, motherhood experience, and branding background to spread La Casita values and attract members to our beloved community.

Every child deserves to be protected, nourished and empowered.

Every child deserves unconditional love.

Shadow is a 5 year old gentle, sweet and cuddly black labradoodle, and a valuable member of the La Casita Day School team. She's always happy to greet the kids in the morning and ready and available to help with emotional transitions into the classroom.  

Meet the Team

La Casita Day School Team

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