Mission Kids Cooperative Preschool, San Francisco

Cecille Santos

October 1, 2020

Cecille Santos is the Art Specialist at Mission Kids. She specializes in long-term ongoing art projects/ installations with the children. She incorporates the Emilia Reggio style of teaching, which encourages children to add their ideas to all the projects they do with her. Cecille has been working in early childhood care for the past 32 years in private homes and in preschools. She previously worked as the art curriculum coordinator for Imagine Preschool.

She was born in South Africa and previously lived in Jerusalem, Israel, where she studied Fine Art at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. She also studied Illustration at the Academy of Art university in San Francisco.She also lived in Switzerland and London before moving to San Francisco in 1981.

Cecille is a professional artist and has her artwork featured in a gallery in Sausalito. She also provides private art classes. She holds an Associate Teacher Child Development Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.