Larissa believes that the early years are important in the life cycle of brain development and set the base for competence and coping skills that affect learning, behaviour and health throughout life.
It is important to guide young children in developing a strong sense of self-worth, self-image, value and belonging. Her philosophy is based on the knowledge that young children learn by playing and that their play reflects their continuous emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth.
She believes that children feel best about themselves when enabled to exercise their independence. Wherever possible, Larissa allows children to complete tasks on their own. Her most important goal is to have each child develop a positive self-image, and an interest and joy in learning.
With experience owning and operating her own day home and her education in Early Learning and Childhood Development, Larissa is a perfect fit in the TOPP KIDS family!