Ms. Graciela was born in Queens, New York. When she turned nine, her family moved to Florida. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of South Florida in 2019 and recently earned her Master of Science degree in Developmental Trauma from Texas Christian University. She has a true passion for child development and is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment for children. During her graduate school career, she became a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner (TBRI®) from the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. TBRI® is a holistic, evidenced-based, attachment-based, and trauma-informed intervention that is designed to care for the unique needs of children. Moreover, Ms. Graciela’s family is of Dominican descent, and she speaks English and Spanish fluently. She comes from a big family, which gave her the opportunity to work with children at a young age. Graciela is excited to be part of the Winter Park Day Nursery!
“When you connect with the heart of a child, everything is possible.” – Dr. Karyn Purvis