Rachel Carrillo, M. Ed., Director
I came to this program as a student looking for an on-campus job while I finished my BA in psychology. It was here that I fell in love with early childhood education. I started as a classroom assistant, moved to teacher of the Green Room and eventually became the Assistant Director. I was recently promoted to Director where I have enjoyed each day being able to serve our university families. The mission of this program is dear to my heart and I'm so proud that I get to be a part of it. I received my Master's in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University. Recently becoming a parent myself has taught me a lot about the importance of building trust between families and their child care program and I work to incorporate that into our center each day. My husband and I have lived in Salt Lake City for 6 years and love going to new restaurants, shopping at local farmers markets, and attending concerts. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Kaia Ortega, B.A., Assistant Director
I was first a part of the UKids - Presidents Circle team as a teacher in the Yellow Room in May 2016 after working for University Health for 2 years. I graduated from the U in 2014 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies, with a minor in psychology and an emphasis in child life theory ( similar to play therapy). I recently became Assistant Director and I have enjoyed working more closely with families and staff to create the best environment possible for these precious kiddos. My husband and I have lived in South Jordan for 3 years while my husband finishes his mechanical engineering degree here at the U. We had a beautiful baby girl in January 2017 and are learning so much from her. As a student family myself, I am very aware of the needs of other student families and I am so glad I get the opportunity to be an advocate for this demographic on campus. When my family is not on campus, we are taking adventures to the park with our dog, grocery shopping, and trying to figure out what to make for dinner.
Amberli Falk, B.S., Curriculum Specialist
Bio coming soon!