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Hello. I am so glad you are here!

Thank you for checking out Church In The Gardens Preschool. We are dedicated to training up the next generation of Christian leaders through the integration of faith and learning. Our passion for education, learning and exploring in a creative, fun and loving environment is only surpassed by our love of children. At our new state-of-the-art campus, your child will be safe, loved and understood as an unique individual.


As a ministry of Church in the Gardens, we are committed to providing a Christian education and the foundation needed for your child to grow and deepen in relationship with Christ. Our gifted staff act as role models to your child by living a Christ-like life, serving others and impacting the world for Him. The moment you  walk through our door, you will know you have made the right decision for your child. We look forward to partnering with you to serve your family and to serve God. 


Ms. Vania Mendez

Preschool Director




Church in the Gardens Preschool first opened its doors in 1967. The mission was to reach out to the community to provide a safe, nurturing and educational environment for children. That same mission continues today as we minister to many families in our community.


We believe that Early Childhood Education lays the foundation for the future learning experience and molds a child’s attitude toward learning. “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6), Church in the Gardens Preschool is a ministry of Church in the Gardens and our goal is to help children find joy in learning and provide a foundation by which they can come to know God. We believe that development is a process which is fostered when each child experiences success and challenges daily. We provide quality care that enhances the social, emotional, physical, mental and spiritual development of each child through developmentally appropriate activities.


We respect parents as the primary and most important Teacher. We believe parents and teachers must form a partnership to guide children the developmental process with positive reinforcement and redirection. Each child is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) and will be respected and valued as unique individuals.

Upcoming Dates:​

 ​Happy New Year! 

  • Jan.15th: MLK Jr. Day- No School

  • Jan.29th: 24/25 Registration opens to school families 

  • Jan.9th: Field Day

  • Feb.12th: 24/25 Registration opens to the community

  • Feb.14th: Valentine Class Parties 

  • Feb.15th: Dentist Visit 

  • Feb.19th: Teacher Work Day- No School 

  • Feb.21st: PreK2/PreK3 Spring Pictures 

  • Feb.22nd: VPK Spring Pictures   



We continuing to check CDC Guidelines and Health Department for Update.  

 We live a Christ centered life. We model positive behavior and a joyful attitude. We continue to train and educate ourselves so that we can provide the best for your child. We recognize every member of our staff as an essential part of our team. We build life changing relationships while doing what we love.

Church in the Gardens Preschool Commitment

We recognize all children as God’s blessing and unique individuals. We nurture them, keep them safe and give them love as Christ commands us to. We help them grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We provide premier early education using leading educational methods and curriculums. We help the parent build a foundation by which every child will begin a personal relationship with Christ and know
Him as their Lord and Savior.
We respect you as the primary and most important teacher and provider. We keep an honest and respectful communication with you regarding your child. We believe parents and teachers must form a partnership to guide children through the developmental process with positive reinforcement and redirection. We provide support through the various ministries in our church.

Commitment to The Child

Commitment to The Parent

Commitment to Ourselves

We are committed to living a Christ centered life and being a good example to the children in our care and their families. We are dedicated to growing spiritually, personally and professionally.  We are committed to  building healthy and long lasting relationships with our students, families and with each other.
We are a dedicated staff and we are committed to CITG Preschool's Mission Statement. 

Meet Our Staff

Vania Mendez
Preschool Director

Sophia Francis

Assistant Director

Chelsea Fahey
PreK2 Lead Teacher  

Angelica Alvarez
Assistant PreK2 Teacher  

Kandice Orlosky
PreK2 Lead Teacher  

Jenny Romero
PreK2 Assistant Teacher  

Kimberly Hearl
Office Manager  

Christabelle Pollock
PreK3 Lead Teacher  

Celeste Hartman
PreK3 Lead Teacher

Tammy Fahey
VPK Lead Teacher

Ashley Lugo
PreK3 Assistant Teacher  

Carmen DiEmdio
PreK 3 Assistant  Teacher  

Jillian Wells
VPK Assistant Teacher

Jacqueline Sotelo 
VPK Lead Teacher

Lauren Treewater
VPK Lead Teacher  

Sophia DeMario
VPK Assistant Teacher

Christina Ashton 
VPK Assistant Teacher  

Do you want to to be part

of our incredible staff?

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