Ladybug Staff

Yvonne Hove
Founder & Owner

The year was 1989. After realizing the joy of spending time with her own lovely daughter, Yvonne Hove took the necessary steps to own and operate her own school. Yvonne received her A.A. in Liberal Arts from College of Marin. She then completed the requisite Early Childhood Education units at San Francisco State University. In 2009, Yvonne received her Supervisor Permit from the City College of San Francisco. From the inception of Ladybug Childcare & Preschool, Yvonne has played an increasingly involved role in creating rich and varied emergent curriculum for all curious ladybugs. She is a member of the SF Daycare Association, NAEYC, North American Reggio Emilia Alliance,  and comfortably entrenched in the neighborhood and community as a whole. These days, during her precious moments of free time, Yvonne can often be found in Calistoga enjoying her garden and walks in the country.

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Gayle Schmidtt
Music & Movement Teacher

Gayle Schmidtt has her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and is credentialed to teach grades, K-12. She has taught in the San Francisco public schools and as a pre-school teacher for Head Start. She has been teaching Music/Movement classes in San Francisco since October 1994. In addition to her being a teacher, Gayle is also a singer/songwriter and actor. She performs frequently in the Bay Area.


Jessica found her passion for teaching as a small child playing school with her little brother. She has been actively seeking opportunities to share her love for education ever since.

Through her time as a swim Instructor, Jessica has enjoyed working with a broad range of students from 1 year-olds to 50 year-olds. In the past 6 years, she has been a teachers-aid in 2nd grade and 7th -10th grade English.

Across every age group and subject, her passion lies in fostering creativity, confidence, critical thinking skills, and emotional intelligence in her students.

We would love to meet you and your little one!


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