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.
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.
After her introduction to childcare through volunteering as a Sunday school teacher, Becca has worked as a nanny and daycare worker for several years, until later attending the San Francisco Art Institute in 2017. While attending art school she worked as a teaching assistant. She is now taking ECE courses at San Francisco City College and teaches here at Ladybug.
She has also worked as a face painter and painted murals in classrooms, two of the many ways her passions for art and connecting with children have intertwined throughout her career.
In her free time she enjoys making art of her own in many forms from drawing to sculpting to sewing, and spending time with her close friends here in the bay.