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Early Childhood Education Lab School

Toddler – Preschool Programs – Infant Program Coming Soon!

Escondido Teachers

Room 7AM Master Teacher

Martha Cortes

760-744-1150 Ext. 8156


I been working for the ECE Lab School at Palomar College since 2010 and I have my BA in Human development, concentration in Children Services as well as my AA as a Preschool Teacher. I also hold my permit as Program Director and I am certified as a Mentor Teacher.

I enjoy working with parents and helping them understand the importance of Socialization, Self-regulation, love and interest for Literacy and Math activities and Physical Development that are focus areas for our center.

Room 7PM Master Teacher

Wendy Medina

760-744-1150 Ext. 8156

Welcome! My name is Wendy Medina and I am very excited to be the Master Teacher in Room 7PM. I attended Palomar College and obtained an A.A. degree in Working with Children and Families. I then transferred to CSUSM and I obtained my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development this past spring. I also hold my California Master Teacher Permit. I have been working for the ECE Lab School at their San Marcos location for four years and now I have been given a great opportunity to work at their Escondido site.

I was born and raised in Oceanside where I currently live. I am the oldest of three siblings and I love to spend time with my family. I also enjoy going to the movies, going out to eat, and spending time with friends. I am also a huge soccer fan, I used to play soccer myself and now I enjoy watching the games and attending them. I also like to be active, which come in handy when working with children, and do so by going to the gym and running by the beach.

Room 8AM Master Teacher

Nallely Baca

760-744-1150 Ext. 8183

A little bit about myself, I was born in Mexico, raised in Chicago and then moved to California in 2001. I currently live in Julian with my family; my husband and two daughters 9 years and 5 years old. Since I was little, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, so I decided to follow my dreams. I have been working for Palomar for the past 12 years, in which I’ve earn certificates and AA degrees in Child development and Social Behavioral Sciences. I will be completing my Bachelors in Arts in Child Development this December from Point Loma Nazarene University. When I’m not in the classroom teaching, I’m out in a classroom learning.

Things I enjoy outside of work are hiking, enjoying nature, walks at the beach, eating ice cream and taking long naps.

Room 8PM Master Teacher 

Nahla Yakzan

760-744-1150 Ext. 8183

Hello, my name is Nahla Yakzan. I love working with children and seeing them learn and grow in a fun and relaxed environment. I love my job and find it very rewarding to be with the children everyday.

I have a Bachelor degree in Child and Adolescent Development and I have been working with children for eighteen years, eight of which have been at the ECE Lab School. I like art, music, cooking, and gardening and try to bring my experiences in these areas to the classroom and encourage the children to be thoughtful and creative. I live with my family in San Diego and I enjoy the outdoors, especially hiking and walking on the beach.