Our Teachers 

Our teachers are trained and educated in the early childhood field, and are dedicated to providing a quality preschool program for your children. They are caring, and enjoy working as a team with you to support your child's developmental needs.

Mrs. Stefanie Zoccoli
3/4s Teacher (Director In Training)

Stefanie came to MHPCNS as a parent in 2015, and has experienced each class MHPCNS has to offer at least once with her two children. In addition to being a participating parent, she served as the Special Events Coordinator, and President of the Parent Board of Directors. In 2018, Stefanie joined our staff as the 2/3s teacher.

Stefanie graduated from Sacramento State University with a BA in Liberal Students (Health & Wellness Concentration). She has also completed several Early Childhood Education Units, and currently holds a Child Development Teacher Permit. She is actively working towards a Site Supervisor Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Stefanie has a passion for helping children reach their fullest potential, while instilling a love of learning. She understands the many benefits of a co-op, and thoroughly enjoys seeing both children and parents thrive in the unique environment that it offers.

When she is not teaching, Stefanie enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two children. She also enjoys cooking, gardening, and maintaining a healthy active lifestyle.

Mrs. Carolyn Burkhardt

2/3s & Co Pre-K Teacher

Carolyn came to MHPCNS as a parent in 2016.  In addition to being an active parent volunteer, she has served on our Board of Directors as both the Publicity Representative and Secretary.  She has experienced all MHPCNS classes with her older son, and her youngest son is enrolled in our 3/4s class. Carolyn is grateful to have been a stay at home mom with her boys over the last 5 years,  and is very excited to be back in the classroom as part of the MHPCNS staff.


Carolyn has wanted to be a teacher as long as she can remember.  From her Kindergarten scrap book to her high school career project, a teacher was always her choice. She graduated from Cal State East Bay with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has a Master’s in Public Administration, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.  Although she has only taught in the public school system grades Transitional Kindergarten-5th, her passion has always been Early Childhood Education.     

Carolyn lives and breathes the play-based model of teaching young learners.  She values children learning at their own pace while exposing them to kinder readiness skills through a literacy rich environment.  

Carolyn loves spending time with her husband and two young boys.  Swimming, riding bikes, and going to local parks are a way of life in her house.  She loves reading, online shopping, and all things Disney.

Ms. Kimberly Lewis

Co Pre-K Teacher

Kimberly graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Behavioral Science (Adolescent Psychology Concentration). She has worked with children as a student teacher, a tutor, a summer camp counselor and a private nanny. She is certified in Pediatric CPR and First Aid as well as Positive Discipline Trained. 

Kimberly believes that the Cooperative Preschool environment promotes the development of the WHOLE child by providing a high-quality classroom experience helping children feel safe, secure, and valued. Her goal is to provide a secure, caring and enriched environment increasing a child's self-esteem and motivation to fully engage in the learning process. 

Outside of teaching, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her fiance and two kids, practicing yoga, and reading. She is incredibly excited to begin her official teaching career here at MHPCNS!

Our Philosophy
Children Learn Through Play!
  • Our school strives to inspire students to a life of learning.

  • Our families develop life long friendships and a strong community.

  • Our children learn to make their own choices.

  • Co-op preschools give parents a chance to be an integral part of their child's education.

Our History

The Morgan Hill Parent Child Nursery School was founded by Jeanette Thompson in the fall of 1969. MHPCNS was the first nursery school in Morgan Hill.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a quality preschool program for your children. They are trained and certified in the early childhood field, and are caring and enjoy working as a team with you to support your child's developmental needs.

© 2019 Morgan Hill Parent Child Nursery School

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