About Us

A parent is a child's most important teacher. That is why we feel that Parent & Me programs (a.k.a. mommy & me) are so important for brain development during the first five years of a child's life. At Little Cardboard Rocket, we strive to bring quality, diverse, and affordable experiences for you and your child.


We are moms, with teaching backgrounds, who are passionate about  helping our kids and yours. By attending these classes you are helping build all those neurons and synaptic connections in that amazing brain of theirs, during these important first five years!


Meet Our Staff

Joanna Urbina

Founder, Owner and



Joanna graduated with a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona. She was a Sunnyside District Teacher for eight years and now, a mother of two amazing boys.  Joanna began doing storytime/classes in English and Spanish three years ago when she lived in Los Angeles. The value of these programs enriching her eldest son's life, created a passion for wanting other children to have the same experience, not to mention her youngest son too!  



Alisha Neumann

Co-Founder / Instructor


Alisha is a Tucson native and mommy of two wonderful children. She obtained a BS in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona, where she also became a certified Speech Language Pathology Assistant. Most recently Alisha taught Pre-K in the Tucson Unified School District, but she has taken care of many children ranging in ages 0-17.  Alisha enjoys facilitating early literacy,  STEM and art activities.