MDOCP - Toucans

Class Information


3 Year Olds


Education Building, Room E206


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Class Schedule (2018-2019)

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu
9:00 Arrival
9:00 - 9:45 Centers
9:45 - 10:05 Snacks
10:05 - 10:20   Chapel  
10:20 - 10:35 Music Movement Music
10:35 - 11:00 Circle Time
11:00 - 11:30 Playground
11:30 - 12:00 Centers / Free Play
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 Nap Time
2:30 Dismissal

A copy of the Toucans Class Schedule for 2018-2019 is also available for download.

Teacher Bios

The Toucans class includes three teachers to serve you: Karla Castro, Alishia Wendtlandt, and Sara Reyes. Karla works Monday through Thursday, Alishia works Monday and Wednesday, and Sara works Tuesday and Thursday.

Karla Castro (Monday - Thursday)

Hi I'm Mrs Karla. I've been at MDOCP for about three years now and love every moment I get to spend with the children. I've been married to my husband Dax for 17 years. I have three kids and recently added a one-year-old furry one.

My husband and I were born in Central America but by God's plan we met in New Orleans, LA (GEAUX SAINTS!) and got married in Austin, Texas. We are very busy juggling everyday life from being business owners to all kids' sports/activities imaginable (football, soccer, FFA, etc.), and last but not least, serving God. We love spending time as a family and attend church at the Fellowship Church of Plum Creek. As a family our goal in life is to serve God. "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15.

Alishia Wendtlandt (Monday/Wednesday)

My name is Alishia Wendtlandt. I grew up in West Texas and New Mexico. I have been in the Austin area for about 8 years now. I have two amazing children. Ollie turns 4 in September and Nora just turned 1 in June. My wonderful husband, Adrian, is a solar installer. We have a 12-year-old westie named Rocko. Our hobbies include: going to the pool, nature walks, short bike rides, going for ice cream, & just chillin at home. I am a doTERRA wellness advocate. I have also been a hairstylist for 15 years. I left the salon about 2 years ago to be closer to my kids. Ollie has been attending MDOCP for the last 2 years. Last year I started subbing and was overjoyed to be able to start teaching full time this year. God has given me this wonderful opportunity to work in the same building as my babies! I enjoy being around kids and couldn't be happier with the MDOCP program.

Sara Reyes (Tuesday/Thursday)

My name is Sara Reyes, I am the Tuesday/Thursday teacher for the 2018/2019 school year. I look forward to getting to know your sweet babies in the Toucan room. We are going to have a great year filled with transitions, learning, creativity, expression, love, and fun!

I have been married to my amazing husband Ryan for seven years now. I am originally from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (GO RANGERS!). We moved here about six years ago. We have three children together, Aria (5), Alli (4), and Elijah (2), and a cat named Meowi. The kids take up MOST of my free time, but in my spare time I love baking, painting, photography, COFFEE, and decorating. Oh, and did I mention coffee? Up until November of 2016 when I started substituting at MDOCP I was a stay-at-home mom. I am very blessed to have met so many incredible teachers and directors who have welcomed me with open arms into their program and become my best friends. What I love most about MDOCP and Mrs. Jenny is that as teachers we are supported and encouraged to use our creativity to structure crafts and activities how we see fit for our classroom. This will be my second year being a teacher instead of a substitute.