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.
Hi, my name is Destiney. I am so excited to be sharing your child’s early learning journey with you. I have experience working with toddlers, infants, and 3 graders. I have worked with children for about 5 years now I enjoy maintaining a safe environment for them to grow and learn in. Seeing their curiosity and different personalities through their art work and what they like or don’t like is such a rewarding and fun experience.
Hi, my name is Khadija, a teacher at Ladybug School. I have been working with children for the past 9 years, both as a preschool teacher and a mom. I was inspired to work with children after struggling to find quality care for my daughter. I believe that all children should have a loving, safe, home away from home, where they can develop and grow. I have a Bachelors degree in Arabic studies from my country, Algeria. I also have an Associate Teacher Certificate, for early childhood education from City College of SF. I am multilingual speaking, Arabic, French and English. My favorite things to do are swimming, cooking and shopping.
Hi, my name is Christine. I have been an educator in the early child education field for 28 years. I have lived in San Francisco since 1976. I enjoy being with young children because of their honesty and curiosity. My pastime is crafting, knitting and taking long drives.
Christine recently rejoined Ladybug. The Ladybug family is so grateful and honored to have her on our team again!