Now enrolling for ages 2-6!

Meet our Teachers & Staff

Kellie Garing ~ Preschool Director and 2-Day Classes Teacher

Kellie is excited to return for her 7th year teaching at LCP. She started as a parent in the 3-Day class with her daughter in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the play-based learning environment. She lives in Rocklin with her husband Chris and their two kids, Jack and Kate. 

Kellie is honored to take on a new role as Co-Director with Amy this year. She knows she has big shoes to fill, but is confident in her dedication and love for the preschool. Kellie has completed over 30 units in Early Childhood Education courses at Modesto JC, Chapman, and Sierra College. Kellie recently received her certificate in Early Childhood Program Administration and Management. She is particularly passionate about open-ended, messy art and creative, hands-on exploration. When she’s not teaching, Kellie loves to travel throughout California with her family. 

Her favorite thing about LCP is the feeling of being a part of a supportive community. She loves that our preschool allows a teacher to get to know the whole family, not just the child.

Stefanie Zoccoli ~ Tot Class Teacher

Stefanie is excited to join LCP this year as the Tot Teacher. Many years ago, she began looking for a play-based early education program for her own children, and magically stumbled upon a parent participation preschool in Morgan Hill, CA. She had the privilege of being a participating parent and board member there for 4 years. As her children went off to elementary school, she stayed on as a teacher at the school, and eventually took on the role as the school director. Her family recently relocated to Lincoln, and she was thrilled to find that LCP was in need of a teacher. Stefanie values the many benefits of a co-op, and thoroughly enjoys seeing both children and parents thrive in the unique environment that it offers.

Stefanie graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA in Liberal Studies, and has completed several Early Childhood Education units. She is a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator, and currently holds a Program Director Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

When not teaching, you can find her going on adventures with her husband (Chris), two children (Nicko & Gia), and their family dog (Zoey). 

Amy Anderson ~ Administrative Director

Amy is happy to support Loomis Community Preschool as the Administrative Director. This will be her 5th year in this role. Amy first attended LCP with her daughters, Natalie and Delaney (now college students!), and then returned with her son, Henry, in 2015. For her, LCP is the perfect combination of open-ended play, nurturing teachers, and welcoming community. She enjoyed the hands-on volunteering in the classroom and serving on the parent board in various roles. Her favorite preschool activities are pretend play, collage, and taking story dictation with the kids.

Amy has a BA in Psychology from Whitman College and an MA in Education from Chapman. She has taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade, and is now in her 15th year of homeschooling. Amy enjoys reading, sewing, crafts, and spending time with her family. She loves her continued involvement with LCP, especially assisting the teachers and parent board, introducing new families to the magic of LCP, and answering any and all questions!