Rincon Community Child Development Center
The Rincon Community Child Development Center (RCCDC) is dedicated to quality, and affordable child care services for all. RCCDC provides a caring, loving, secure, and healthy environment. Nutritious meals and developmentally sound curriculum are also provided. The curriculum is child centered, initiated from a child's perspective from topics & areas of interest and exploration. RCCDC strives to work with parents and educators to support children’s learning and development.
Free pre-school for qualified families! (Pre-school hours are based on work or school schedule.)
Seeking employment? You could be eligible for up to 6 hours per day (Monday - Friday) of pre-school for your child, during your job search.
Meet the RCCDC Team
Hi everyone! I have been the Site Supervisor of RCCDC since July 15, 2013. I started working part-time at RCCDC on August 17, 1981 as the center’s cook. Then in 1985, I started taking classes at Palomar College in Child Development and was hired once again at RCCDC as an Instructional Assistant. As I continued my education at Palomar College, I earned my Teacher’s Permit and worked in the classroom full-time from January 1988 through August 19, 2003. I left RCCDC to go to work for MAAC Project Head Start as a Site Supervisor/Master Teacher, where I worked with children and their parents. I came back to RCCDC on January 12, 2005 as a Master Teacher with new ideas for making positive changes in the classroom. I enjoy working with children and families and have completed my education at Palomar College earning my AA Degree in Child Development in the spring of 2014. I am married with six children and 15 grandchildren and enjoy spending a lot of time with my family. We love to travel a lot and go to the movies. I am blessed everyday to have the support, encouragement, knowledge, kindness, and help by everyone.
Hi everyone, my name is Heidi Flores. I have two children, a 19 year old daughter and a 14 year old son. I have been married for 22 years. I moved to the La Jolla Indian Reservation five years ago. Prior to moving there, my family and I lived in East County for 17 years. My family and I love spending time together. We love to watch movies, play outdoors, and travel when we can. I enjoy cooking and I love to go dancing. I have been a preschool teacher for about 17 years. I have my Master Teacher permit, and I have completed 65 units in Child Development. I have taught at public and private preschools. I started working for SCTCA on January 5, 2015. I’m thankful to have found a job in the field that I love and feel so passionate about. I am looking forward to working with each of the families enrolled at our center.
Hi there. My name is Denise Wille. I have been a teacher here at Rincon Community Child Development Center since February 18, 2014. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Development for over 24 years. I have been married to my husband for 27 years and have 3 adult children. We are expecting our first grandchild in September. I currently hold a Master Teacher Level Permit with the state of California. I have completed 43 units of Early Childhood Education at Palomar College and Saddleback College, Mission Viejo. I am CPR certified, hold a food handler’s certificate, and I am also a member of the safety committee for our employer, Southern California Chairmen’s Association (S.C.T.C.A). It has been 5 enjoyable years for me here at R.C.C.D.C. I love working with young children and the collaboration with their families. I am very lucky to have an educational career that I love and find so rewarding.
Hello families! My name is Trina Miner, and I live on the La Jolla Indian Reservation with my family. I am an enrolled tribal member of the Northern Ute Tribe located in the state of Utah. I was raised on the Pala Indian Reservation with my parents, Richard and Brenda Mojado, and my younger brother. I grew up with my family in Pala, and we often traveled to my reservation, Fort Duchesne, in Utah during the summer for the annual Powwow and Sundance. I attended school in Bonsall and graduated from Fallbrook High School in 1988. I first began teaching in the Early Childhood Development field in 1990 for the JOM program, and then as a child caregiver at the Pala Child Care center from 1998 to 2002. Then I transferred to a Teacher’s Assistant at Little Feathers Preschool at the Pala Learning Center from 2002 to 2004. I was hired here at Rincon Community Child Development Center in November 2004. I worked here until 2012, took a few years off, and was hired again in 2018 as an Assistant Teacher. I have been taking classes in Child Development and have earned 33 units in the field. I have finished taking my required classes at Palomar College, which earned me my Teacher's Permit. I am very happy to be working here with everyone. Thank you!
My Name is Elizabeth Belardes and I am the cook here at Rincon Community Child Development Center. I was hired in September 2016 and have been working here for two years now. I also am the custodian at RCCDC. I previously worked at Country Junction in Valley Center, and prior to that I worked at Miners Diner in Julian back in 2004. I have four kids, one girl and three boys. My oldest is 12 years old, my second oldest is 10 years old, and my youngest are six and five years old. I am also a foster parent and have been taking care of my niece.
I am fortunate to be working here at RCCDC. I love seeing the kids and knowing that I am providing healthy meals for each one. I really enjoy cooking, and I can say that I have been doing it since I was a young girl. I learn new ways every day and being healthy is a part of what we teach here at the school. This job allows me to express myself and my creativity, and to also learn more about what kids like to eat and what makes them so picky. I also go to annual trainings that teach me how to plan, prepare, and serve healthy meals that are up to code with our food program.
Recruiter/ Enrollment Specialist
Hello all! My name is Minda Streamer and I am an enrolled tribal member of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians. I was born and raised on the Los Coyotes Reservation and graduated from Warner High School in 2014. After high school, I attended UCLA from 2014-2018 and received my B.A. in American Indian Studies. I am currently a Master’s student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration where I am studying Clinical Social Work through a Trauma Responsive Program of Study. I will be graduating with my M.A. in June 2020. I really enjoy working with children and I feel very fortunate to be in a position where I can continue working with them at RCCDC. After I graduate I plan to come back home and continue to work within the Native community and with Native youth and their families.