About Our School

The Lighthouse Early Childhood Center was established in 1981 as a ministry of the First Baptist Church. When the church came to the University City area, we saw a need for quality childhood education. We committed ourselves to providing a loving and nurturing preschool program for the children in our community.

We are a non-profit school supported entirely by tuition. We are licensed by the state of California, license #372001859. We operate on a non-discriminatory basis; giving equal treatment to all regardless of race or religion.

We're open 7:30-5:00, Monday - Friday, and our school year is from August through July.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a positive, safe, ​and enjoyable Christian atmosphere for ​preschool children to grow physically, ​cognitively, socially, emotionally, and ​spiritually, appropriate to their age level. ​They will develop self-expression and ​independence through creative activities ​and learn more about themselves and the ​world around them. Our staff will prepare ​your child for the next step in his/her ​educational readiness.

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Our Staff

Ms. Christina


Ms. Dawn

Cook Extraordinaire

Ms. Jodi


Ms. Leila

Pandas Asst.

Ms. Dory

Hedgehogs Asst.

Ms. Mirai


Ms. Jez


Ms. Nica


contact us

lighthouse early childhood center

5055 Governor Dr

San Diego, CA 92122

Phone Number

(858) 292-8253