ABOUT MHPCNS

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
Director & Pre-K Teacher

Stefanie is our Director and Pre-K teacher. She 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 2018, Stefanie joined our staff as a 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 Site Supervisor Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Stefanie is a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator. 

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.

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Mrs. Kaitlin Fullerton
2/3s Teacher

Kaitlin graduated from Sonoma State University with a BA in Liberal Students (Human Development Concentration). She also currently holds a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has over 10 years of teaching experience in preschool environments. 

 

Kaitlin loves watching children learn a new task for themselves, the joy it brings them. She is excited to be a partner with parents in their child's educational growth. 

 

Kaitlin has 3 children. Her two youngest, twins, will be joining her at MHPCNS. Kaitlin loves the beach and hanging out with her family. When she is not teaching you'll most likely find her at target!

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Mrs. Rosalinda Lemus
3/4s Teacher

Rosalinda came to MHPCNS as a parent in 2019. She served as Co-Director, Infant & Toddler Teacher, and Treasurer of the Parent Board of Directors. 

 

Rosalinda has been in the early childhood field for 4 years, and has worked as a Special Education teacher at the preschool level. Rosalinda achieved her Early Childhood Special Education Credential from San Jose State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from California State University Monterey Bay.  She currently holds a Site Supervisor Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

She has a passion for early learning, especially enriching young minds through play and helping children reach their fullest potential. She loves seeing smiles on the children’s faces when they learn something new. 

 

Rosalinda and her husband have lived in Gilroy for 20 year and have two daughters. When she is not teaching, she enjoys traveling, listening to music, dancing and spending time with her family and friends

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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.