Our Space & Team

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West Hollywood

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Our Pre-Preschool Team

Heather Ryan

Studio City Pre-preschool Instructor

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University and had the opportunity to study abroad in London. While living in Boston, she gained valuable experience as a preschool teacher and summer camp counselor. After completing her degree, Heather relocated to sunny Los Angeles, where she continued her passion for working with children by becoming a nanny. She is thrilled to have found her place at Play 2 Progress, where she leads pre-preschool and other classes.

In addition to her dedication to children's development, Heather is deeply passionate about animal welfare, nature, alternative music, and cooking. During her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, attending concerts, and hosting dinner parties for her friends and family.

Mondonna Niknam

West Hollywood Pre-preschool Instructor

Mondonna earned her bachelor's degree in child development at CSUN where she later earned her masters in early childhood education. She has more than 5 years of experience working with children from camp counseling in her teens to lead teacher in both pre-k and toddler classrooms at a local preschool in Venice. Mondonna is passionate in fostering independence, resilience, and compassion in all children. She loves creating fun, sensory, and messy activities for children to explore the world around them. 

In her free time Mondonna enjoys staying active by running, going to the gym, and doing just about anything outdoors. Being born and raised in LA she loves experiencing all California has to offer from swimming in the warm sandy beaches in the Summer to skiing in the crisp snowy mountains in the Winter.