Toddlers Unlimited is owned and operated by Angela de la Cruz-Palacio and Barbara Server-Veloso, MA.
Angela de la Cruz Palacio
Angela de la Cruz Palacio or Teacher Gila is an MA candidate of Ateneo de Manila Graduate School, majoring in Psychology with concentration in Child and Family Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines in Family Life and Child Development.
Prior to co-founding Toddlers Unlmited, Teacher Gila taught toddlers and nursery classes for three years in Child First in Manila Polo Club, Makati before becoming its Principal.
Teacher Gila also tutored Math, Reading and Science to elementary, high school, and college students. During summers, she offered Arts, Crafts and Hobbies Classes to 3 to 6 year olds. She volunteered her services for two years as a Play Therapist at Dr. Honey Carandang's clinic in Greenhills. She has been an educator since 1990. She developed the Duckies Class, which is the Mommy & Me program for children 6 to 12 months old. Gila is a devoted mother of two boys, Jaime and Paris.
Barbara Server-Veloso, MA
Barbara Server Veloso or Teacher Thumby created and developed the Pups Class Program (for 4's and 5's). She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines, where she majored in Family Life and Child Development. Her thesis was a study on The Play of Filipino Two-Year-Old's In A School Setting. She finished her undergraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, concentrating on Psychology and Communications.
Prior to setting up Toddlers Unlimited, Teacher Thumby gained teaching experience from Child First in Manila Polo Club, Makati. She is the editor and head writer for the Toddlers Bulletin, the official Newsletter of Toddlers Unlimited. She also writes puppet shows, songs and stories for young children. She occasionally contributes articles to magazines and newsletters, and maintains the Toddlers Unlimited blog that offers articles, info and advice to parents of young children. She has been teaching since 1993. She is the loving mother to her son, Lucas and daughter, Verena.