Hello! My name is Loida Velez. I was born in Castro Valley, Ca. I lived in Hayward the beginning part of my life then grew up in San Francisco. I am of Puerto Rican descent and was able to live there during my 9th grade year where I learned to speak, write, and read Spanish. I’ve worked with children since I was 16 and have known since then that that was my gift and calling. My favorite activities with children are arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and just playing with them like tossing/catching a ball, playing games, or playing with toys right alongside them. In my free time, I enjoy watching old classic movies, spending time with family and friends, exercising and baking healthy desserts!