The Pines Christian Preschool is affiliated with The Pines Christian School. We are a 501C3 non-profit organization devoted to the education of children. We offer a quality and diverse learning experience in a nurturing Christian atmosphere. 

We provide a “full-service” program to better serve our families. Convenient services like complimentary food service and extended day care hours are available year round. We have developed a balanced academic program created to provide an exciting and active learning environment. This well-rounded program is offered at an affordable rate that rivals other institution’s prices for child care alone.

We have designed our facilities to be totally Kid Friendly!  You are invited to experience the happy sounds of children at play—call us to schedule a tour!


Our program is designed to accommodate today’s busy families. We provide the following convenient services:

· Open from 6 am to 6 pm

· Open Year-round

· Complimentary Meals and Snacks

· Closed only 9 days per year

· Quality & Balanced Academic Program

· Qualified & Nurturing Staff

· Creative Activities Daily (Music, Karate, Crafts, etc)

· Christian-Based Principles

· Flexible Schedule

· Competitive Pricing


             A Note from the Director 

I just wanted to take this time to formally introduce myself to you. My name is Michelle Ponciano, but I go by “Mrs. Shelley”. I have been married for over 25 years and mother to four amazing children. I have always had a passion for teaching, and started taking classes to become a teacher while still in High school. Over the past 30 years, I have taught several different grades, participated in program development for several schools, owned and operated a licensed home daycare, and served as a preschool director for several years.  I have been involved with Pines for over a decade.

 I am excited to play a part in your child’s academic career. You (as a parent) are your child’s first and most influential teacher. Your participation is vital. With your help, we can start your child on the road to a lifelong love of learning. 

 Your child will grow in many ways during their preschool years. Our goal is to guide them in a loving way so that they develop a relationship with the Lord, learn to relate appropriately with family, learn friendship skills, and gain a solid understanding of the foundations of learning. We hope that our students will have fun in the process! 

It’s no accident that Pines students are here. I feel it is a divine appointment. There will be times when you do not understand why I have your child doing something, (I assure you there is a method to my madness J) and in the end, I believe you will be pleased with the results. If there is anything you need to discuss with me please feel free to call the preschool and leave a message or send a note.

Thank you for sharing your blessings with me!
Mrs. Shelley

 Complimentary Meals          and Snacks!

Meals and snacks are always included with your tuition. We serve a variety of meals every week, such as: spaghetti, hot dogs, sandwiches, oven baked chicken or chicken nuggets, quesadillas, tacos, and much more. Pick up a monthly menu from the preschool office.


Train up a child in the way they should go: and when they are old, they will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

                Nurturing Staff

Our staff of qualified nurturing teachers are all ECE certified and have current CPR and First Aid certifications. We hire only experienced and nurturing teachers to care for our students.


Call us to schedule a tour of our campus!

       (310) 325-1011