Preschool & TK
Caring for and educating young children is a tremendous privilege. It is our hope to plant seeds of faith, friendship, and a love of learning in the heart of each child who walks through our doors. We offer a safe environment that nurtures individual personalities while encouraging cooperation and problem solving skills. Children learn best through play, so academics are centered on child involvement and discovery. We learn a lot each day and have a lot of fun doing it!
In our Preschool and TK programs we are always learning! The curriculum for each class is carefully planned and specifically geared towards the age group of its students. Starting in our 2 year old class students are exposed to counting, singing, calendars, clocks, and begin recognizing numbers, letters, shapes, and colors. As children get older and progress through our classes we continue to add in age appropriate concepts, such as gripping a pencil, writing letters and numbers, letter sounds, matching, rhyming, patterns, and much more! This is all in addition to the social and emotional skills learned in every classroom. Not a day goes by without our students having opportunities to problem solve, take turns, share their feelings, and show compassion to their friends. By the time our students graduate our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program they are fully equipped to start their journey through Elementary School.
Each teacher uses our monthly themes to guide their teaching, and it's often incorporated into learning centers, art, and circle time. Click here to see our monthly themes for the 2023-2024 school year. We also have a weekly Bible story that is shared in a creative way during our Chapel time and incorporated into our curriculum. Depending on their age group, classes will focus weekly on a different shape, color, letter, or virtue. Our TK classes use Handwriting Without Tears curriculum for letters and writing. When we're not in the classroom we are outside on our spacious playgrounds running, building, riding trikes, using teamwork, and enjoying time with friends from other classes.
Meet Our Teachers
I have enjoyed working in early childhood education for over 20 years! I love sharing about God and His creation with children, emphasizing bugs and “creepy crawlies”. You may hear me referred to as the bug lady by my co-workers. I love to bring lessons to life through songs and hands-on lessons. When I am not working I can be found sewing, reading, gardening, or baking.
I have been working with young children for 15 years and been here at LifeBridge since summer of 2018. I completed the Preschool Teaching Program at Palomar, have an AA in Child Development, and a BA in Human Development. I’ve always loved working with children and doing so at LifeBridge, where we get to share the love of Jesus, is a true joy. Outside of work I enjoy watching movies with my husband, cooking, gardening, reading, and bird watching.
3-4 year olds
I’ve been part of the LB family for 5 years now. I was first the cook and recently was able to move into a teaching position. I grew up in Tennessee, married my Jr. High sweetheart, and we have 3 amazing children. When I’m not teaching I’m most likely traveling on the weekends for my kids’ sports teams or playing with our two bunnies, Yatzee and Uno.
2-3 year olds
I have 11 years of childcare experience and it is my first year at LifeBridge. I was a Sunday School teacher for 4 years at my home church before I got married. I attended a Bible Institute for 2 years and then transferred over to CBU. I am now continuing my education in Early Childhood at SDCC. When I am not in the classroom I am usually relaxing at home with my husband watching movies or going to the beach.
2 years olds
I am grateful that being an aide at LifeBridge is my very first job. I used to come to this wonderful school to volunteer my time, and now I have been given this opportunity to serve my community and help children learn and grow. I am a student at Palomar College studying to be an Elementary School teacher. During my free time I love to spend time with family and friends.
I have been teaching here at LifeBridge for many years. I love seeing the smiling faces on each child as they enter my classroom. My passion is teaching my students about the love of Jesus and what he has done for us. When I'm not teaching I love watching the Padres play, whether they are winning or losing. I also volunteer at my church and spend time with my family and friends.
3-4 year olds
I am beyond blessed to be at LifeBridge where I am teaching Pre-K, as well as acting as the Curriculum Coordinator for the Elementary School. My goal is to not only inspire students to love learning but also to help them grow in their faith, character, and wisdom, seeking Christ to work directly in their hearts. I have 20 years of experience teaching and have a certifications in Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education.
3-4 year olds
I’ve been working with children for over 12 years and I am very grateful that I have been blessed with the privilege of laying the foundation for our future leaders. I have been with my husband for almost 20 years and married for 17 years. Together we have 2 beautiful children and recently adopted an adorable little dog named Lenny. I love the ocean, coffee, and a good book!
2 year olds
I have been working with children for nearly 7 years and I love every moment, especially at LifeBridge! Enriching young lives and helping them to grow as people and with the Lord gives me tremendous joy! I am a wife and have 2 beautiful bull terriers at home. I love Disney and dark roast coffee. I am fluent in Spanish and enjoy weekends outdoors from the beach to the desert!
2 year olds
I have been working at LifeBridge for one year, and have done babysitting and been a nanny as well. I also have helped in the nursery at my church for two years. I am currently pursuing an AA degree in Child Development from Palomar College. I like to go on hikes and go to the gym. I am very passionate about teaching and am so excited to work with all of your wonderful children.
I have been teaching for over 13 years, currently hold a teacher permit, and continue my child development education by taking extra courses and attending workshops. My goal is to work with children in developing and cultivating a desire to learn academically and grow spiritually. I’m a wife and mother of three beautiful children, who keep us busy with multiple sports that we love to watch them play!
3-4 year olds
I am honored to have had the opportunity to work at LifeBridge for the last year. My passion for child development evolved initially as an intern for a Children’s Ministry. I have since worked in schools ranging from preschool to middle school, managed multiple summer camps, and coordinated an onsite childcare department. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking with my husband, going on spontaneous road trips, or absolutely obsessing over our pets.
2-3 year olds
I earned my degree in early childhood development and have over 15 years of experience working with preschool age children. I hope to instill in every child I teach an enjoyment for learning, especially about Jesus; teaching them that Jesus will always love & be with them! When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my friends, as well as, my beloved cat: Oakley.
2 year olds
I’ve been working with children ages 0-5 for over 11 years now and I absolutely love it. No matter what kind of a day I’m having they always put a smile on my face. I have 3 daughters and a wonderful husband of 9 years. I’m obsessed with everything Disney and the color red. I’m beyond excited to be teaching at LifeBridge and growing my relationship with God. I could not be more blessed with where He has led me in my life.
I have over 20 years experience in Early Childhood Education. Most of my day is spent in a Special Education classroom where I assist with special needs students to help enrich their world. I love teaching young minds and watching them grow and learn. God is the center anchor of my life, which I love to share with others. I have been married for 22 years and have 2 beautiful daughters.
I have seven years of experience volunteering in various childcare settings, with additional expertise aiding children with special needs. I have an AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development from Palomar College, and I am now pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the same field at Cal State San Marcos. In my free time, you can usually find me playing games with my family or snuggling up with my puppy, Hazel.
Each morning when I wake, I thank God for another day of life, another day to be with God’s beautiful children at LifeBridge, and to share His love for one another. I was born and raised here in San Diego, California, am a mother of four children, and eight beautiful grandchildren. I like going to the beach, hiking in the mountains, enjoying God’s beautiful world, reading, cooking, knitting, and visiting my family near and far. The Lord is my joy!