"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds"

at valley christian preschool…

We create a wonderful place for Children to thrive.

Our teachers skillfully prepare and facilitate play-based learning environments appropriate for child-initiated exploration. In an atmosphere of love and acceptance modeled by God’s unconditional love, the children develop self-esteem as well as confidence in their place in the group. Families are supported by our philosophy of sharing God’s love, resulting in a community where we work together to create a wonderful place for children to thrive.

our director

Kylie Cole

Valley Christian Preschool is proud to welcome Kylie Cole as our new Preschool Director.  Kylie is excited to share her ideas, experience and passion to expertly guide VCP into the 2020-2021 school year and beyond! 

Kylie is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, and together they have 4 wonderful boys named Casey (8), Parker (7), Zachary (5), and Jackson (3).  They also have an adorable pet bearded dragon named Dobby.  Her life at home is filled with (lots of noise!) all things superheroes, Disney, and Minecraft.  Kylie is a huge kid at heart!

Kylie comes to VCP with an expansive background in both the educational and nonprofit sectors.  Kylie received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Multnomah University.  She was the owner and Director of Cherry Tree Preschool in Hillsboro, Oregon for 4 years before founding and operating a nonprofit called the Capes & Crowns Foundation in 2015.   She is very passionate about serving children and families from all backgrounds by creating a nurturing, safe, and loving environment where they can truly thrive and grow into the amazing humans they are destined to be.

When she’s not at school, Kylie also runs a photography business!  She’s a major (self-proclaimed) nerd, a big coffee enthusiast, Disney mug collector, enjoys her favorite shows like Gilmore Girls, and spend time with her friends and family.

 

 

 

assistant director

Danielle Ames

Danielle Ames is VCP’s Assistant Director and she also teaches the 3-year-old Friday Play Group class with Miss Hyeyeon.

Danielle was born in New Jersey, just outside NYC. She attended the State University of NY at Cortland and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She went on to work in the Human Resources industry for 10 years at corporate fashion companies; including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Esprit. Danielle’s education and previous corporate background provides her with the valuable skills and experience to be successful in both her teaching and her administrative roles at VCP.

Danielle lives in Portland with her husband and their two children; her daughter Riley, 8 years old and her son Dylan, 5 years old. Both Riley and Dylan are graduates of Valley Christian Preschool. “We loved Danielle so much, we didn’t let her leave us when her children graduated!” In addition to teaching on Fridays, Danielle is also VCP’s Assistant Director and right arm to the Director on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Our staff

Meet the Teachers

To learn more about our teachers, please visit the individual classroom pages!

Lisa Garpestad

Lisa Garpestad

Lead 2's Teacher

Karen Broome

Karen Broome

Lead 3's Teacher

Susie Erdahl

Susie Erdahl

Lead 4's Teacher

Hyeyeon Kim

Hyeyeon Kim

Assistant 3's Teacher

Diane Benz

Diane Benz

Assistant 3's & 4's Teacher

Dani Gross

Dani Gross

Assistant 4's Teacher

Karissa Beutler

Karissa Beutler

Assistant 2's Teacher

Bev Hubbard

Bev Hubbard

Music Teacher

Qian Xiang

Qian Xiang

Mandarin Teacher