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Our program provides children many opportunities to foster independence and healthy self-esteem while fostering Christian values.  Skill development is encouraged through activities such as math, reading readiness, language, science and motor coordination.  Creativity and social skills are fostered through music and movement experiences, creative arts and dramatic play.
 
Our teaching staff is well qualified by education and experience in working with children of a variety of ages.  It is the goal of our staff to build self-esteem and to help the child develop satisfying relationships with people outside the homeE
Need to contact us?  Email us at  preschool@lakesidepc.org or 619/443-2887
 
Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center is licensed by the State of California Department of Health, license numbers #370800323 and #370805896.  The school is a member of the Church Related Early Childhood Fellowship of San Diego County.
 
 
 

Director – Shawn Santo  

Mrs. Shawn, the Director,  has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 5 years.  She can be found in the preschool office, or anywhere around the school. Mrs. Shawn has her AA in Child Development from Cuyamaca College.  She has a Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from National University.  She also has over 25 years of experience working with children.  Bible Verse – “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13   I want the students at our school to know; They are in a loving, safe environment. Jesus loves them. I am proud of them and love them just the way they are.

PreKindergarten –

Carol Kowalski 

 

Mrs. Carol has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 16 years.  She teaches the Owl class (4/5 years old) and can be found in Room 7.  She is also one of our Assistant Directors. Mrs. Carol has 25 Child Development Units from Grossmont College.  She also has her Child Development Teacher Permit from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 
Bible Verse: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way which is good and pleasing and perfect” Romans 12:2
THE OWL CLASS
4-5 year olds
THE BEAR CLASS 
4 year olds

MS. GENA – 

 

Mrs. Gena has been at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 1 1/2 years.  She teaches the Bear class (4 years old) in Room 6. Mrs. Gena went to school at Grossmont College and Penn Foster College in Arizona.  She has 16 units from Arizona and 12.5 units from California, for a total of 28. 5 units.  She has been working with Preschool children on and off for over 20 years.  

THE DOLPHIN CLASS 
3 year olds

MS. MONICA – 

 
 

Ms. Monica has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 30 years.  She teaches the Dolphin class (3 years old) and can be found in Room 4. Ms. Monica has 21 units in Child Development from Grossmont College.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  & 2 YEAR OLD TEACHER – Teri Oswald   My favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” 
Mrs. Teri has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 24 years.  She teaches the Monkey class (2 years old) and can be found in Room 5.  She is also one of our Assistant Directors.
Mrs. Teri has 21 Child Development units from Mesa College
 
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2 YEAR OLD TEACHER – Mrs. Nicole 
 

Mrs. Nicole has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for a few months.  She will be working with Mrs. Teri so she can be found in the Monkey class, room 5. Nicole has her Associates Degree in Child Development from Cuyamaca College.

Ms. Jamie, Aide  Ms. Jamie has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 1 ½ years.  She will be helping Mrs. Monica so she can be found in the Dolphin room (Room 4). Ms. Jamie is going to Grossmont and Mesa College.  She is currently working on a degree in Liberal Arts.

Ms Courtney, Aide Ms. Courtney has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 4 months.  She helps in all the classrooms, while she is going to school she will only be working in the afternoons Ms. Courtney is currently enrolled at Grossmont College and I has 3 Child Development units