King's Valley preschool

King's Valley Preschool offers the very best in care and early childhood education to children ages 2 and up. Both full-time and part-time care are available on either a 3-day, 4-day, or 5-day/week basis year-round. 


We think that the best way to learn more about our preschool is to tour our facility during the day, so that you can see for yourself the loving environment that our director, Michelle Ketner, and her staff have diligently worked to create. 


Our program is state licensed, and we are proud to currently serve more than sixty children! Complete the form below or call our office at (925) 687-2020 to schedule a tour today!


CLICK HERE TO LAUNCH THE FORM TO REQUEST MORE INFORMATION.  We will contact you very soon to schedule a tour.  

Preschool staff

King's Valley Preschool offers a loving environment that partners with families to provide a nurturing Christian community. Our preschool staff is caring, qualified, and dedicated to meeting your child's developmental needs. Our learning activities are designed to help students to grow spiritually, socially, physically, and mentally. The King's Valley program is child-centered and encourages children to foster a love for each other and the Lord.  Our teacher's commitment is to ensure that  every child feels welcome and valued. We look forward to serving your family!

  • Cathy Canessa

    Cathy joined the staff at King's Valley Preschool in 2014 and has been working with children for over 17 years. She has 12 Early Childhood Education units. She enjoys watching children grow and seeing them smile. Cathy loves her job and the idea that she gets to help shape Jesus' children. 


  • Sara Hildreth

    Sara joined the King's Valley Preschool in 2020. She has 22 units in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching preschool since 2013.  Sara is passionate about Early Childhood Education and she loves seeing her students grow and learn each day. She is inspired to teach her students about the Lord and to prepare them for a successful academic career. 

  • Kathleen House

    Kathy has been working with children for more than 30 years, and she has 14 Early Childhood Education units. Working with children is one of her passions. She loves getting the opportunity to make children laugh and enjoy learning. Mrs. Kathy enjoys helping her students learn about how God has created the world and how everyone fits into His plan.

  • Hilarie Hsu

    King's Valley Preschool Welcomed Hilarie to the team in 2020. She has 15 units in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching preschool since 2014.  Hilarie loves to learn through play. She enjoys helping her students engage in learning and inspires them to achieve their goals. Hilarie's desire is that each student feel welcome and loved in her classroom. 

  • Michelle Ketner / Director

    Michelle joined the staff at King's Valley Preschool in 2013. She has 18 Early Childhood Education units and her goal is to secure a loving environment that partners with families to provide a nurturing Christian community. Her mission is to provide developmentally appropriate learning activities in order to help students prepare for their academic future.


    Email: mketner@kingsvalley.org

  • Kendra Sheehan

    In 2021 Kendra joined the King's Valley Preschool. She has 18 units in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching preschool since 2012.  Kendra is new to the KVP team but she has already embraced the culture and her students. She loves working with children and is inspired to see them grow and reach their accomplishments. 

  • Colleen Soares

    Colleen joined the staff at King's Valley Preschool in 2015. Colleen has 24 Early Childhood Education units and more than 26 years experience working with young children. Colleen enjoys watching her students grow socially, academically, and spiritually. She loves helping her students develop a passion for their talents. 

Junior kindergarten

Our two Jr. K classes are designed for children 4 and 5 years of age who are entering Kindergarten the following school year. In our Jr. K classes we focus on social development, manners, and following routines and rules, while still providing a fun and educational experience.  


Using a strategically planned curriculum, our teachers work alongside students in many ways including Bible, chapel time, art, science, Zoophonics reading, circle time, math, and small groups to ensure that your child will get the best preschool experience possible.  

By the time students enter kindergarten, they will not only have a great foundation with their academics, but be able to function socially and respectfully with their classmates and teachers.

3-Year Old Program

This class is designed for children who are 3 to 4.5 years old. The goal in this classroom is to create a developmentally appropriate environment for each individual child. Your child will grow in self-help, academics, motor skills and most importantly students will learn a love of Jesus Christ through songs, stories and prayers. 

This class will prepare your child academically and socially for our Junior Kindergarten program by using a structured curriculum as well as a variety of hands-on activities.

2-Year old program

Our 2-Year Old Program is designed for children who are 2-years old or are a young 3-years old who are not potty-trained or in the process of being potty-trained. In the classroom, these students will learn with hands-on experiences and play. Your child will be involved in dramatic play, music, circle/story time and small group time to encourage hands-on learning. Your child will also be learning to follow routines and directions. Students will learn self-help skills and independence through socializing with peers and teachers, all while learning how to thrive in a classroom setting.

As a Christian preschool, your child will be taught the love of Jesus through Bible stories, songs and prayers. Your child will develop in a loving, kind, safe and secure environment where students feel loved and cared for.