Ms. Joni is Little Lites Program Director. She has a heart for Jesus & for kids – & she works tirelessly to make sure all of our teachers & assistants are equipped to be the best they can be, so that all of our students can be academically & relationally prepared for their next steps in life. Ms. Joni oversees all of our staff, guides our weekly worship, & encourages the implementation of creative & fun centers. She is also the Founder & Owner of Little Lites, & has served as co-pastor of Hillside Church since January 2000.
Ms. Megan is the Lead Teacher for our MONKEYS class – the advanced early education classroom. She loves the students in her class, & really enjoys early education. Ms. Megan guides our younger group of Little Lites in the mornings & afternoons using developmentally appropriate activities. When she isn’t here at Little Lites, Ms. Megan loves to spend time with her friends, listening to music, being outdoors, & going places like Lake Tahoe.
Ms. Jailie is the Lead Teacher/care giver for our littlest kids, the LADYBUGS non-mobiles (0-9 months old). She gives each infant lots of love & attention, & makes sure they get all the special care they need. When Ms. Jailie isn’t at Little Lites, she is a full time student at TMCC. Maybe the best of all, she is a HUGE Star Wars fan.
Ms. Alyse is the Lead Teacher in our LIONS pre-kindergarten class. She brings us a fresh approach and heart for children, & she excels at guiding the children to be ready for kindergarten and helping them learn about Jesus. Ms. Alyse brings energy to weekly worship and passion to the children’s daily Bible devotional time. With her heart for Jesus and fresh energy Ms. Alyse is a blessing and early education superhero!
Ms. Stephanie is the Director of Little Lites’ Infant/Toddler program. She’s also directly responsible for our bigger & more mobile LADYBUGS (usually those 9-24 months old.) Stephanie has a passion for early education, & a love for Jesus that is contagious. Ms. Stephanie excels at guiding her class using developmentally appropriate activities – she also showers her students with love & care, & is helping build in them a strong foundation of prayer. When Ms. Stephanie isn’t at Little Lites, she loves to travel with her husband, take pictures, & enjoy life to the fullest.
Ms. Carrolann is the Lead Teacher in our TIGERS pre-Kindergarten program. She brings lots of energy, love and hugs to our children as well as helping to guide positive social interactions. Ms. Carrolann can be found primarily in the classroom guiding the pre-K’s through developmentally appropriate, hands-on lessons. When she isn’t leading the Tigers, she loves to sample new restaurants & take photos of interesting & fun places in Nevada. Carrolann is a graduate of the University of Nevada, & has a degree in Veterinary Sciences, & just recently got engaged!
Ms. Kara is one of our great teaching assistants. Ms. Kara comes to us as a prior gymnastics coach working with young children. Her patience and grace shines in all she does! Ms. Kara assists in both our morning and afternoon program with all ages. When she isn’t being a teaching assistant superhero helping to guide positive peer interactions, arts, centers, worship, or peaceful naps she is pursuing her Associates degree at TMCC.
Having raised her children already, Ms. Kathy decided to work near preschool children while she waited for her own grandchildren to come along. Luckily for us, she became hooked. Most afternoons, Ms. Kathy leads our after school program for students ages 3-6. She challenges students through guided centers, creative play, and peer interaction. We all look to Ms. Kathy for encouraging hugs.
Yearly student registration fee: $50
Three through six year olds: