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 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  

This is Shawn’s fourth year as the Director.   Shawn has her AA in Child Development from Cuyamaca College.  She has her Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from National University.  She 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.


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PreKindergarten –

Carol Kowalski 


Carol Kowalski is our  PreKindergarten teacher and closing teacher.  Carol has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 12 years. 

Education:  She 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



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PreKindergaten – Lisa Mummert


Lisa Mummert is also a  PreKindergarten teacher and has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 16 years.  Education:  She  graduated from San Diego State University with a Liberal Studies Degree with an Emphasis in Education. Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16  

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THREE (3) YEAR OLDS TEACHER  – Monica Hektor 

Monica has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 27 years.

Education: I have 21 units in Child Development from Grossmont College.   My favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16  

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR  & 2 YEAR OLD TEACHER – Teri Oswald   Teri Oswald, Assistant Director, 2 year old teacher and opening teacher  and  has been working at Lakeside Presbyterian Children’s Center for 22 years.   My Education: I have 21 Child Development Units from Mesa College.   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.” 

Jamie Zamora, Aide for 2 year old class


Jamie joined our LPCC family in January 2018. 


Education:  She is attending Grossmont college to further her education working with children.

Gena McCall, Floating teacher

Gena joined our LPCC family in February 2018.  She has many years of experience working with children. 
Education:  She has 12 Child Development units from a University in Arizona and Grossmont College.