Meet Our Staff


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Barbara Skibitcky, Owner, Director, and Head Teacher

Owner, Director, & Head Teacher

Ms. Barbara established The Tot’s Spot in 1989 when her youngest child was 17 months old and loves each child as her own. She brings her love of art into the class for regular studies of artists from around the world and across media. Ms. Barbara holds a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Before establishing The Tot’s Spot, Ms. Barbara worked in London for several prestigious salons, including Elizabeth Arden, Vidal Sassoon, and House of Leonard. She is a proud mother of three and has two granddaughters.

Photo Credit: Lisa Wiltse (little voice photos)

 
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Erika Bernabel

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Erika has been with The Tot’s Spot since 2016. Her creativity and love of art has taken our projects at The Tot’s Spot to the next level. She is often found with a small group of children happily painting, glueing, and creating. Before deciding that her true calling is working with young children, Ms. Erika majored in marketing at Norwalk Community College. Outside of The Tot’s Spot, Ms. Erika spends time working with the elderly at a retirement center in Darien, CT.

Photo Credit: Lisa Wiltse (little voice photos)

 
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Syntia Najiera

Assistant Teacher

This fall we welcome Ms. Syntia to The Tot's Spot as an assistant teacher. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Norwalk Community College. Her love of children is apparent in all she does; "I love working with young children because they are fun, creative, inspiring, and help to teach me new things everyday." In addition to working with young children at her church, Ms. Syntia enjoys swimming, drawing, and music.

Photo Credit: Lisa Wiltse (little voice photos)