As a recent arrival here at NCUMP, I’m struck by several things. The dedication of the teachers shines through immediately and I’m impressed by the collective longevity of the staff. The outdoor learning space is absolutely amazing. We have the best yard in all of Orange County! And of course, the Christian values here are apparent. It’s a joy to work in an environment that incorporates God’s love into every aspect of the classroom and daily life.
I have both a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I also hold a Children’s Center Instructional Permit. I joined the NCUMP family in 2007.
There are so many reasons to love this school, but topping my list would be the ability to create an environment in which the “whole child” will thrive.
I received my Master of Arts in Child Development and Family Relations. I’ve been teaching at NCUMP since 1997.
I love to teach and love to learn. In addition to the academic curriculum, we all teach the children how to get along with others, solve problems, join groups at play, feel confident, and work together in groups, as well as other life skills. Most of all, I’m thrilled that all of our staff is warm and friendly to each other, the parents, and especially the children. We love them and feel so fortunate to be their teachers.
I hold a B.A. in Early Childhood as well as a California Site Supervisor Permit. I’ve been a staff member at NCUMP since 2008.
I love our beautiful and spacious outdoor educational environment at NCUMP. The children have space to explore, create, and participate in learning experiences with their peers and loving teachers.
I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Emphasis and have been a proud member of Newport Center United Methodist Preschool staff since 2000.
NCUMP has always represented a safe and special place to me. I grew up attending church at NCUMC and taught Sunday School in the preschool classrooms as a teenager. Now, after all these years of teaching here, I still feel the magic of our environment. The joy, love, and total commitment to excellence make me proud to be a part of the most amazing staff ever!
I received my Associates degree in Liberal Arts while studying Early Childhood Education. I’ve been a proud staff member at Newport Center since 2007.
The loving staff, families, and community make NCUMP a very special place. The play-based curriculum allows children to learn and grow through cooking experiences, gardening, outdoor exploration, and creating art.
I started substitute teaching at NCUMP and fell in love. I’ve been teaching at NCUMP since 2016.
I love working at NUCMP because of the wide open outside space, the talented staff, and the wonderful families!
I received my B.A. in Psychology. I’ve been happily teaching at Newport Center since 1998.
My greatest joy, professionally speaking, is being witness to the tremendous strides of growth and development that occur in the early years of childhood. Preschoolers are my favorite people on the planet, and it is my privilege to spend the greater part of each day with them.
I have a BA from Long Beach state and have been teaching young children for over twenty five years.
I love NCUMP. The staff is friendly, and I love being around the children. They are all so happy to come to school.
I hold an AA Degree as well as an Early Childhood Education Certificate. I’ve been teaching at NCUMP since 2007.
I love working at NCUMP because we are a school that teaches academics in a developmental way. I love that our school has a large outdoor playground, children’s garden, and wonderful after school enrichment classes where the children can explore, create, wonder, and learn.
I hold an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and a Certificate of Achievement in Child Development. I’ve been a part of the NCUMP family since 2015.
I enjoy working with creative and supportive coworkers. The philosophy of the school matches what I believe is the best way for children to learn. Finally, the relationships that are formed with the children and their families are precious to me.
I started teaching at NCUMP this past summer (2020) but have been on staff with the church youth group since 2018. I got my Certificate of Teaching in 2019.
My favorite thing about NCUMP is the community it provides for families and the creative experiences the children get to participate in.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Interior Design and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development Education. I also hold a Child Development Master Teacher Permit. I joined the NCUMP family in 2020.
I enjoy working with children through the discovery process and watching them develop their skills on a daily basis. The most important thing to me is to be able to share the love of Jesus with the children through my teaching. I am proud to be a part of this amazing preschool where I can utilize my experience in order to help children become successful learners.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Child Development from Cal State Long Beach. I have been working with children since 2014.
Everyone at NCUMP is so friendly and welcoming. I enjoy seeing children learn and grow. Also, NCUMP has amazing outdoor space for children to explore.
I have my associates in Human Social Services. I am currently working on my BA in Child Development. I grew up in the kids ministry at my local church, and that is where my love for teaching bloomed. I love kids and it fills my heart with joy to watch them grow.
What I like about NCUMP is the loving space created for both staff and children, with the beautiful gardens and orchard.
I earned a BA in Classics with a minor in Latin from UCLA. I started at NCUMP in 2018.
Throughout my years in the corporate world, I never imagined that I would one day work at a preschool. I didn’t know what I was missing! I have so enjoyed re-experiencing the world through the eyes of these amazing little people.
I earned my BS in Dental Hygiene before returning to school to study Early Childhood Education. I’ve been a member of the NCUMP staff since 1999.
I brought all three of my children to school at NCUMP. When my third child was leaving I told the director I’d be back as a teacher!
I have been teaching music at NCUMP since 1987. I have a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Music and a California Teaching Credential.
I have loved every minute of teaching at NCUMP. It is amazing to see how creative children are during music and how much they love singing.