Founded in 1959, Pacifica Playschool is a family owned and operated preschool for young children. Over the years, the staff at Pacifica Playschool has lived up to the philosophy of providing a happy place for young children. We understand that each child is unique and deserves to be nurtured and given a playful learning environment. At Pacifica Playschool, they will develop a positive self-image, independence, desire to explore, discover and of course, have fun!
Welcoming Students in Pacifica!
Children ages two to five years old are eligible to attend our school. We offer full day care or morning and afternoon preschool sessions. Children may attend as few as three half-day or three full-day sessions a week. Our staff provides nutritious morning and afternoon snacks, in addition, a hot home cooked lunch served daily.
Meet Our Teachers
Our teachers look forward to enriching your child in the art of play and learning! Helping them develop into young students is a rewarding experience for us. Our classroom ratio of teachers to children in our school is 1:8, ensuring your child receives optimal attention. All of our staff is more than qualified to look after your child. They have completed early childhood courses and have received training in CPR and First Aid. We want to work in a partnership with parents and their children to make sure your child is receiving the value of our education!
My name is Suzanne Wheeler Johnson and I have been at Pacifica Playschool all my life. My grandmother, Mrs. Day started the preschool in 1959. I have three amazing children, which my husband Fred and I have raised, and we are now empty nesters. I love coming to work and being surrounded by the loving and energetic preschool children. I am also active with the Moose Lodge and have recently become a Board Member for Pacifica’s Chamber of Commerce. My husband and I enjoy motorcycle riding, NASCAR and of course the San Francisco Giants! I am blessed to have such a strong dedicated staff and a wonderful school. Pacifica Playschool has won Best Preschool for three years running.
My name is Christine but everyone calls me Tina. I started working at Pacifica Playschool in 1992. There is no other work as rewarding as working with families. I went to Skyline College to complete my Early Childhood Education units. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to see their imagination and creativity come to life. I also like to travel with my husband and spend time with family and friends.
My name is Sarah, and I’ve been working here at Pacifica Playschool since January of 2002. I started as a part-time teacher’s assistant while I was attending San Jose State University. I received my BA in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Psychology in the Fall of 2006 and began working full-time as a teacher in the Preschool classroom (two and three year olds). At that time I also received my Site Supervisor Teaching Permit. One of the reasons why I love the younger age group so much is their creativity and imagination. As one of the lead Preschool teachers, I do our Circle Time daily and plan the Preschool class’ curriculum.
I most recently attended De Anza College and received my Early Childhood Education Mental Health Certificate in 2016. When I’m not enjoying my time at Pacifica Playschool or continuing my education, I’m trying to convert everyone into an environmentalist! I also enjoy music and hiking and try to stay involved within Kappa Delta, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I look forward to welcoming you into our Pacifica Playschool family!
My name is Alyssa, I started working at Pacifica Playschool full time in 2011. Before then I attended Sonoma State University and worked full time at a preschool as the head teacher for the two-year-olds in Rohnert Park where majority of the children had special needs. I earned my Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Certificate or Teaching Permit) from Skyline in 2009. I am also currently enrolled at San Francisco State pursuing my Special Education Teaching Credential.
At Pacifica Playschool I am a teacher in the preschool (two and three-year-olds) classroom which consists of helping the children wave out the window as their caregiver leaves, and reassuring both of them they are in a safe, healthy and caring environment. The options are endless. Engaging and participating in activities with the children range from playing card games, duck-duck goose, dancing, building, baking, dramatic play, stories, art, those are just a few of the activities myself as well as the rest of the staff at Pacifica Playschool do with the children on a daily basis.
My favorite aspect of being a preschool teacher is watching the children grow and develop every day and seeing the steps and milestones they reach as they become more prepared for kindergarten. I look forward to meeting you.
My name is Casey and I started working at Pacifica Playschool in February 2014. I help in both the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms as well as help prepare snacks and meals. I am a mother of two and both my children have attended Pacifica Playschool. Being a mother did not entirely prepare me for being a Teacher’s Assistant so I enrolled in Early Childhood Education classes at Skyline College. In Spring 2015 I received my Early Childhood Education Certificate from Skyline College. I welcome all the new families and hope they find Pacifica Playschool as much of a home as my family and I have.
My name is Angel and I started working at Pacifica Playschool in February 2016. I help in both the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms as well as teach the Afternoon Pre-K class. I attended Skyline College and received my Early Childhood Education certificate in Fall 2016. I honestly love working here at Pacifica Playschool. The staff is super welcoming and it feels like a family here. The children are also so fun to play with and be around. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful school/family!
My name is Laurel and I’m an Assistant Teacher in the Preschool classroom. I started as a Nanny for a family whose children attend Pacifica Playschool and soon after, I was welcomed into the Pacifica Playschool family! I love being in the classroom and watching the children learn and grow. I look forward to meeting your family.
My name is Andreya but everyone calls me Dreya. I am the 4th generation to work at Pacifica Playschool and I help in both the Preschool and Pre-K classrooms. I graduated from University of Nevada Reno in 2016 and am currently enrolling in Notre Dame de Namur University for my Teaching Credentials. I can’t wait to welcome you and yours into our family.