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Our Mission

The mission of Coast Kids Preschool is to provide children in our community with the opportunities to grow physically, cognitively, socially/emotionally, and spiritually by offering a high-quality and developmentally appropriate program that is built upon a partnership between the child, teacher, and family.

About Us

Our Director

My name is Elisabeth Hagen…or as most people know me as Liz. I have been an Early Childhood Center Director for many years and I am over the moon to be joining Coast Kids Preschool. My family and I have loved being a part of the community here at North Coast Calvary Chapel for a couple of years now.

I come to Coast Kids Preschool having earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Administration from San Diego Christian College and my Master’s Degree from Ashford University in Education. I currently serve on the Board with Church Related Early Childhood Education Fellowship in Southern California, providing inspiration, information, and a sense of community for church related early childhood professionals. I am excited to share my love for Jesus and passion for teaching within Early Childhood Education here at Coast Kids Preschool.

My passion is developing positive relationships within the community, working with students and families in reaching new academic, social, and spiritual milestones, supporting teachers in reaching their greatest potential and fostering a positive school culture by strengthening the connection between school, church and home.

My husband Trevor and I have two sons Kyllian and Kayden. When I am not on campus you may find me outdoors enjoying the beach, playing pickle ball, or trying to keep up with my sons’ sports…any activity outside in the sunshine will do just fine for me!
I look forward to meeting each of you and learning how I can best support you throughout this school year and many more to come.

Our Team

Sarah Boyce

Outdoor Lead Teacher | Substitute

Dar Carl

Check In Specialist

Amy Engel

B108 Afternoon Teacher

Sarah Fuller

Outdoor Environment Lead Teacher / Substitute Teacher

Jeanne Griggs

Outdoor Environment Team Leader / Teacher

Denise Jenkins

B104 Lead Teacher

Kim Jones

B105 T/TH Lead Teacher

Brandi LaFee

B110 Team Leader / Lead Teacher

Angela Schlatter

Super Pre-K Team Leader / B106 Lead Teacher

Alejandra Sechrest

Lead Teacher B103

Katie Sharp

B108 Lead Teacher

Nancy Pasquarelli

Substitute Teacher

Leah Aaron

Lead Teacher

Louisa Aguilar

Assistant Director

Loni Merrit


Shona Conley


Our Children's Pastor

Welcome to Coast Kids Preschool at North Coast Calvary Chapel. Our preschool exists as an extension of our values and mission at this church to transform the world through the love of Christ. Jesus valued children, and we must value them as well. “Let the children come to me,” he said, “and do not hinder them; the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Our preschool is one expression of that value, in that we believe in the importance of early childhood education and in partnering with parents to raise their children. Our preschool has a highly-qualified, caring staff, and I admire their dedication. Our commitment is to create an environment that is safe, nurturing, and fun, as your child’s unique personality emerges and develops, and as they discover the world around them and the great God who made it all.


Coast Kids Preschool has been a wonderful school for both my sons! His teachers were so experienced, calm, and inviting. I knew right away that my child was safe and in good hands. Not only do the teachers attend to the emotional growth of their students, they also stimulate their intellect with “creative curriculum.” Coast Kids has helped my children develop spiritually as well. During chapel, they hear stories from a Children’s Bible and the director who does an incredible job of connecting the stories to their lives in a way three and four year olds can understand.

We are continually thankful we found Coast Kids Preschool!

Angela & Keith

“I rarely review anything so this is short. Both of my children have attended Coast Kids Preschool and I will be forever thankful. They have been a tremendous blessing.”

Mike Call

We have been so blessed that both of our children have attended Coast Kids Preschool! Since they began there, our children have been welcomed by a very loving and supportive staff who nurtures and genuinely cares for the growth of our children. The rooms are bright and cheery, as well as clean and organized. The classroom teachers set-up an environment that fosters creativity, independence, and love. We really like the balance between play, academics, and Christian teaching that Coast Kids Preschool provides. Our children have developed a love for God and learning there, which we are so thankful they will carry with them!”

Donna & Brad

“Coast Kids Preschool has been our school of choice the past 3 years for our 2 children. The teachers are highly engaged in the classroom keeping all the children involved in multiple activities and create a stimulating environment for learning. The moment you walk into the school lobby it’s welcoming and organized. My kids are very happy going to Coast Kids and are better individuals because of this school!”

With Gratitude,
Paul & Alyson

Paul & Allyson