Love and Care Christian Preschool is committed to providing a Christ-centered educational environment, where each child can learn and grow emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually.
The preschool experience has been found to be an important part of a child's future success in elementary, middle school, high school and college. We are never too busy to listen to our parents or to their children. Our families are important to us, and we welcome their input and friendship. We work as a team in every way, to ensure the success of every child.
We provide a loving, nurturing, home-like environment where children, and their parents, feel safe and secure. We believe that in this setting, children can learn and grow in every area of their development, spiritually, academically, physically and socially.
Our teachers are fully qualified and have an enormous amount of patience, love and knowledge of preschool aged children. Each child's needs and abilities are taken into account when we personalize our High Reach curriculum.
LaVeleda Singleton- Director
Everyone around here refers to me as Gramma. My first grandson came to school here in 1986. He called me "Gramma". I have been called "Gramma" ever since! I love the endearing title and the little ones that call me "Gramma".
I have two children and 8 grandchildren. I have two degrees; one in Early Childhood Education and the other as a Registered Nurse. Many years ago, I felt God had called me to be a teacher. I have followed His prompting with all my heart ever since.
I have been a Sunday school Kindergarten Teacher for 30 years and a Preschool Choir Teacher for 33 years at Trinity Baptist Church in Livermore. I have been the director of Love and Care Christian Preschool for 24 years. I feel that the staff, parents and children at Love and Care are my extended family. We all work together toward the same goals. I wake up every morning looking forward to the smiles, laughter, tears, and challenges of my family, my school and my classroom.
Ms. Cricket Lopez
I have three sons and have been married for almost 15 years. I have been teaching for over nine years in Sunday School, Children's Choir at Trinity Baptist in Livermore and Preschool at Love and Care in addition to my own in-home daycare. I have completed the Early Childhood Development Program at Las Positas College, with an Associate Teacher Certificate in August 1999. I have various other certificates in Early Childhood Development.
Mrs. Meleasa Clement
I have been at Love and Care Preschool for 17 years. All of my 5 children have graduated from this preschool. My children are 23, 18, 14, 11 and 8 (four boys and one girl). I am married to a police officer, and we live in Brentwood. I have worked in child care for 19 years and have enjoyed every moment of it! I have also taught dance class at Love and Care for 17 years. I have danced my whole life and I enjoy sharing it with the children.
I am one of the teachers in the Three's Class. I am a mother of three boys and one girl. I've been a parent here at Love and Care for six years, but only recently joined the staff as a teacher.
Before I came to Love and Care, my career path was that of a medical/surgical nurse as well as being, first and foremost, a mother. The years my younger two children were at Love and Care, I found myself volunteering more and more. Soon, my calling had shifted from hospital floors to the children here at Love and Care.
Besides being a mother and teacher, I have many hobbies and traditions. I enjoy cooking, hosting tea parties with my daughter, socializing with friends and making truffles during the holidays. During the summer, I like to can homemade fruits and jams with my mother.
My heart is here with the children, and I feel so blessed you the parents have chosen to share your precious children with me.
I have been a teacher here for over three years, I work with the four's class in the morning, but I close every day, so I get to play with all the little ones who stay in the afternoon.
I am currently taking classes at the community college to become a teacher, and plan on transferring in the future. Once I started working here, I realized what a fun and rewarding career it would be. I enjoy working here so much, and I look forward to helping take care of all of your adorable children this year!