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 Caregiver for our LADYBUGS 1/LB1 class, which is for the littlest of the littles (approx. 0 to 9 months.) She is currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Social Work, & plans on working with children/parents within the foster care system. Outside of work, Ms. Megan loves concerts, hanging out with friends & family, & going to Lake Tahoe.
FROM MS. MEGAN:
My favorite part of working at Little Lites is seeing all the children grow & develop & getting to know families in my community.
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. 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.
Ms. Kathy has been married to her wonderful man for 27 years. Together, they have two adult children, a boy & girl, & one granddaughter. She loves hanging out with family & friends, being at Lake Tahoe anytime of the year, & traveling. Ms. Kathy enjoys seeing new places, reading a good book, & Bible study.
FROM MS. KATHY:
“I feel I am so blessed to be working at Little Lites. It’s such a loving environment, & getting to be with all the children each day is so fun! They make me laugh & keep me young!”
New Student Registration Fee: $50
Annual Supply Fee: $50 – due on anniversary of start date
Three through six year olds: