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Stella Piccolo Preschool Team


Leanne Runyan

As our Director and Founder, Leanne Runyan is committed to helping children explore and learn in a hands-on environment.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Developmental Child Care and a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Illinois.  Leanne completed California credential requirements at San Francisco State University and holds multiple California credentials including the Cross-cultural, Language and Academic Development (CLAD) certificate.


Our staff is committed to the education of young children through a developmentally appropriate and child-centered approach.  Stella Piccolo is dedicated to providing a positive environment in which children and adults feel a sense of belonging, each child's development is carefully supported, and a love for learning is continuously demonstrated.

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