This program serves children 2.5 years to 5 years of age. Potty training is available in the younger classes for those children showing signs of readiness. Our preschool programs emphasize kindergarten readiness through developmentally appropriate curriculum allowing children to develop at their own pace. The classes are grouped by social and developmental levels. Each child is placed in the group that will best meet his or her needs. The preschool program is structured to ease a child from a home environment to a school environment.

Meet The Preschool Teachers


Ms. Nicole

Since tutoring elementary school children in 2014, I have had a passion for working with children. I have been a camp counselor, preschool and infant aide, and a babysitter. While earning my BA in Psychology at University of San Diego, I was lucky enough to find Bay Park Early Learning Center. I believe that children deserve to be taught with compassion and patience in order for them to flourish. I am excited to continue to learn and pursue my doctoral degree in psychology. 

Ms. Jill

I have earned my BA in child development from the Point Loma Nazarene College. I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach the pre-K class at Bay Park Early Learning Center since 1992. The philosophy of my classroom can be summed up in this poem:

We believe that learning is lifetime adventure. We believe in facing each day with minds open to knowledge and hearts open to love. We believe in the freedom to wonder to ask, to explore, to imagine, and to create. We believe that success means doing our best, being our best, and feeling proud of our effort. we believe that every one of us has special talents, and that the talents of each of us hellp all of us. We believe in ourselves, in each other, and in the classroom.

Ms. Laura

I am an East Coast native who's been working in Early Childhood education since 2006. Early experiences with children ranged from being a preschool aid, infant/toddler teacher, summer camp counselor, youth recreation site supervisor, elementary school outreach coordinator, babysitter, and proud big sister. Since moving to San Diego in the Fall of 2011 to pursue a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego, I have expanded my cultural perspective of education by participating in, and leading, service learning trips abroad that have dealt with the social justice issues of education sustainability and accessibility. Upon leaving UCSD in spring of last year with dual degrees in interdisciplinary education studies and theatre, I sought out a new community to teach and grow with. I was lucky to find just that in Bay Park Early Learning Center. I am excited to embark on this new chapter within the ever-growing field of child development, and explore and grow with the young minds and hearts of BPELC.

Ms. Maria

My name is Maria. I am married and mother to a daughter and a son. I am also "Nana" to a handsome grandson and a beautiful granddaughter. I've been teaching preschool for over 30 years. I worked at our former La Mesa location for 11 years. I am so very lucky to have taught so many children and it is a real treat to see them flourish throughout their lives. The highlight of my day is being greeted with big smiles and arms open wide when they see me, and group hugs again when my day is done. It is a real privilege to work for a fabulous school called Bay Park Early Learning Center. 

Ms. Susy

Hello, my name is Ms. Susy. I started working with children in 2015 as a nanny, and ever since then I have been in the Child Development field. I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child, and each child receives the best care and love they all deserve. During my free time, I love to hike, spend time with my family and friends, and catch sunsets at the beach. I am happy to be a part of the BPELC staff.