My name is Monica Pineda and I was brought on board through an AmeriCorps program to help with literacy activities in the ECEAP/PreKinder classroom. I am married with three beautiful children, ages 8 down to 4 months. I have lived in Toppenish the past eight years although I was raised in Yakima. I have completed my Associates degree with a concentration in Psychology. In the fall I will begin working towards my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education with Heritage University. I love the thought of making a life-long impact on children at this age, as it is such a crucial time when their minds are most ready to absorb the world around them.