My name is Cindy Banuelos and I live in Yakima. I recently graduated from the University of Washington. My main focus was education and I had the great opportunity to travel to Brazil and Tahiti to do research on my senior thesis. I came from a family of four and it is because of these people that I am the person I am: positive. I have worked at the Early Learning Center since September of 2012 in the Prekinder room. Believe me when I say that I LOVE my job. It's the children's smiles, the growth that I witness in the classroom along with parental involvement that makes this place feel like home. When I am playing and enjoying life as much as the children do, they will keep us young. I try to enjoy them in the moment and use my time with each of them to catch those teachable moments.