Our teachers are experienced, caring and competent educators. Mountain Valley Preschool follows NAEYC's standards for professional development which means that every member of our staff holds a degree in Child Development or is currently in the pursuit of one. All of our staff continues to receive in-service training throughout the year in topics such as Emergency Preparedness, Special Needs and Sensory/Language Development, STEM curriculum and Positive Discipline.
Our curriculum stresses care for the environment, care for self, critical thinking and problem solving, knowledge exploration and curiosity, and social skills. In addition, our school follows kindergarten readiness standards to ensure that each child is prepared to meet the social and academic expectations of elementary school. This includes reading (or pre-reading), writing, and early math.
Our goal at Mountain Valley Preschool is to create a warm, safe and nurturing atmosphere for your child to explore and grow in. We aim to support our families and our community by offering the best care we can by keeping children’s developmental needs at the heart of all of our program designs. We hope you will find our center to be a valuable part of your family’s journey and we appreciate the opportunity to be involved in your child's milestones.
Ms. Nicole is the director of Mountain Valley Preschool and has worked as an educator for over 15 years. She holds degrees in both Child Development and Communications and has managed and designed child care programs for the past 5 years. A San Diego native, she is new to Alpine but not San Diego county and looks forward to contributing to Alpine's amazing community.
Ms. Alicia is the Head Teacher in our Pre-K classroom and joins our team after working as a supervisor for the YMCA’s Child Watch program. She is a resident of Alpine and looks forward to working with students from our community.
Ms. Lizette is our Infant Room Head Teacher. She has many years of childcare experience as well as two children of her own. She is currently pursuing her Child Development degree and enjoys creating sensory and gross/fine motor opportunities for her students.
Ms. Kellie is our administrative assistant and also helps as an assistant teacher. She is a mother of three and in her spare time, volunteers at Blossom Valley Elementary where her eldest son attends school.
Ms. Sierra works as an assistant teacher and helps in all of our classrooms. She is currently taking Child Development courses and pursuing an education degree.