Community United Methodist Church Preschool

A lifetime of learning begins with a single moment of wonder

Leyla Wagner

Ms. April has worked at CUMC Preschool since 2000.  She received her A.A degree and Early Childhood Certificate from Orange Coast College. 

 Mrs. Quilico has been teaching at CUMC Preschool since 1986.  She received her Early Childhood Certificate and A.A. degree from Santa Monica College. 

Miss Denise has taught all sessions since 1977.  She received her Liberal Studies degree from CSULB. 

Director: Vicki Compean

Miss Vicki has been the director of the preschool since 1999.  She earned her degree at Loyola-Marymount University. 

CUMC Preschool offers a safe environment where your child can discover, explore, problem-solve and create.  Research supports that young children learn best through play, therefore we offer a fun-filled, balanced curriculum which meets the California Preschool Academic Standards and helps your child meet his or her full potential in all areas of development.  Children at CUMC Preschool begin to understand the world around them through interaction with peers and adults, enhancing the child's self-esteem through successful experiences and acceptance.  

We endeavor to meet each child's individual needs with a nurturing atmosphere that emphasizes their own personal development.  A variety of age-appropriate activities, materials and equipment will be offered each day.  Your child will be encouraged to participate in different experiences during the session that will include creative art, science, stories, large and fine motor manipulatives, dramatic play, cooking and nutrition, and language and music. 

CUMC Preschool admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Taylor Sandel

Ms. Leyla has been at CUMC Preschool since 2005.  She has a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies from CSULB with a concentration in Child Development.  Orange room parents, check out our Shutterfly Page

JoAnne Berry

Mrs. Berry has been at CUMC Preschool since 1990.  She has a B.A. degree from CSULB. 

Robin Majick

Denise Lydon

2019 - 2020


Nancy Carroll

Mrs. Paul has been at CUMC Preschool since 1985.  She attended Norwalk College in Connecticut, Golden West & Orange Coast Colleges. 

Mrs. Majick has taught at CUMC Preschool since 1992.  She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies from CSULB. 

Ms. Taylor has earned an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Saddleback College.  Ms. Taylor has her California Child Development Teacher Permit and has teaching experience with children aged infant though six years old. 

Miss Hannah received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and a Minor in Adolescent Psychology from CSU Channel Islands and is currently working on her M.S. in Child Life.  Hannah attended CUMC preschool and started working here in 2017.

Jean Quilico

Theresa Shult

Ms. Nancy has been at CUMC Preschool since 2002 and is a member of Community United Methodist Church. 

Hannah Wagner 

Teachers in Action

April Compean

CUMC Preschool Staff
Front Row: Mary Ann, Hannah, Jean, Theresa, JoAnne, Denise
Back Row: Vicki, Robin, Leyla, Nancy, Taylor, April

Theresa has been at CUMC Preschool since 2003.  She has a Natural Science Degree from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.  

Mary Ann Paul