Hello! My name is Marissa Antu and I am the Assistant Director of Peas in a Pod Learning Center. My career in child care began in 2012 working as an early education teacher. My journey with children began with toddlers and I have had the opportunity to work with many other age groups. I have received my Child Development Associates Certification and I am also working towards earning my Directors Credentials. I have lived in the Brazos Valley my whole life where I will also continue to grow my family. Expanding the minds of young children while sharing my love for Christ has been my passion. I have been so blessed to continue to grow and share my love for children in a leadership role here at Peas in a Pod Learning Center. I love all of the amazing qualities Peas in a Pod has to offer for the families we serve and as a mother myself.
I am so happy and honored to be the owner and director of Peas in a Pod Learning Center of College Station! Founding and growing Peas in a Pod Learning Center has been a wonderful journey that began 17 years ago when I began my first job as a certified teacher. To prepare for this journey, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Studies & Psychology (Counseling), and a second Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I am a certified Master Reading Teacher EC-12, and have enjoyed a wonderful career in educating young children since 2000!
After teaching 1st grade and Kindergarten for 8 years as a certified teacher in 4 major public school districts in Texas, I completed 5 wonderful years of service in College Station I.S.D. With the help of my husband, I was blessed to resign from teaching public school to stay at home with our son and twin daughters, and begin operating a registered childcare business in our home for 2 years. It was an awesome journey which led us to the opening of the licensed childcare facility here in our home town 7 years ago called Peas in a Pod Learning Center of College Station.
Our vision here at Peas in a Pod Learning Center is to serve our community by providing a high quality of care for young children where parents can trust that their child is safe. Parents can even view their child in class and outdoors on live webcams from their mobile device! Our mission is to develop our students academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually in a loving and nurturing Christian environment. We have an amazing team of teachers and staff here and we are thanking God for His abundant blessings as we prepare for the 2017-2018 school year! We LOVE it here, and we think that you will, too!
When we opened the doors of Peas in a Pod Learning Center in 2010, our oldest son was only 3 and our twins were 1 year old. They all 3 benefited from our Kinder Ready Program, and were fully prepared entering College Station Schools. They are now thriving in C.S.I.S.D. in 5th and 3rd grades, and our youngest son is here in our Peas in a Pod Preschool Program, following in his siblings’ footsteps. Here is our most recent family photo!
Early Educator and Trainer