Center Directors

La Casita Verde
Child Development Center
4601 N. Figueroa St. 

Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 222-7001

Rosa Guzman
Director

rosa.mtwashington@gmail.com

Elizabeth Alvarado
Office Manager

liz.mtwashington@gmail.com

Joy Picus
Child Development Center
111 E. 1st St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 978-0026

Andrea Rosales
Director

andrear.mtwashington@gmail.com

Dianne Walker
Office Manager

dianne.mtwashington@gmail.com

Harry Pregerson
Child Care Center
255 E. Temple St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 894-1556

Tiffany House
Director

tiffany.mtwashington@gmail.com

Rocio Urias
Office Manager

rocio.mtwashington@gmail.com

Corporate Office
4601 N. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 222-7114


 

Tamara Brown, MA
Executive Director

tamara.mtwashington@gmail.com

Tamara Brown has been the Executive Director since April of 2016. Prior to this position, she was the director of the Joy Picus Child Development Center from 2010-2016. During her tenure at Joy Picus she got the center accredited by the NAEYC. She has a Masters degree from Pacific Oaks College in Human Development, and a Bachelors degree in Child Development from California State University, Chico. She has been in the field of child development for about 30 years. She started out as a preschool teacher, and worked her way up to Executive Director. She believes that all children learn through play, and in time, all children will achieve academic success, but we need to allow all children to learn through play.


 

Debi Kahlie
Business and Finance Director

debi.mtwashington@gmail.com

Debi Kahlie is the Business and Finance Director for Mount Washington Preschool and Child Care Center, Inc. and has been with Mount Washington for 11 years. She has been in the field of small business management and accounting for over 35 years. She handles all the financial aspects for the corporation and the centers. Debi loves being able to do her part behind the scenes to help further the mission of Mount Washington to provide quality child care.


 

Leslie Castaneda
Program Services Director

leslie.mtwashington@gmail.com

 Leslie Castaneda is the first Program Services Director for Mount Washington. Her career with the agency began in August 2012 as the office manager for the Harry Pregerson Center. Soon after, she took over as the Director from December 2012 until June 2016. Leslie’s experience in early childhood education began almost 16 years ago, starting as an Inclusion Aide and eventually gaining knowledge to become an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Consultant. In this capacity, Leslie designed individual programs and modified classroom environments to facilitate learning so that children were given the opportunity to build upon their strengths. Eventually, Leslie went on to supervise the Service Provider Department, where parent and staff training was a primary duty and an essential part of building a successful program. These skills have all been incorporated into the Program Services Department, where the focus is to provide staff and parents with the necessary tools and support to create a caring, intentional and meaningful learning environment in our child care centers.