Faces of SA-Kids

Meet Our Director

Carolyn S. Jones, Director

For 25 years Carolyn has worked in areas serving children and families designing innovative and prize winning programs. First she served as a social worker, then as a college professor, and lastly as a director of preschool programs.
She trained with Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and has planned several major child development conferences, some of which featured Dr. Brazelton and his colleagues. While serving as a school district principal, she tripled the number of families served by Head Start, State Preschool, and First Five and was awarded Outstanding Administrator of the Year. She brought the struggling Head Start Program to a perfect federal review status and the State Preschool Program to the highest level achievable.
Carolyn has been with Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center since January, 2010. She considers Saint Andrew’s her favorite program.

A Personal Greeting From Father Peter

Father Peter
Father Peter Browning

Greetings, My name is Peter Browning and I have been the priest at Saint Andrews for the past eight years. I have been married for twenty years and have two children. My wife is a second grade teacher here in Irvine. My oldest son is a junior at Sonoma State and the “baby” of the family is a senior at Northwood High in Irvine. One of the great joys I have is interacting with the children and staff at the preschool. While Saint Andrew’s Children’s Center is connected to the Episcopal Church, we welcome people of all faiths. I believe one of the great things about Saint Andrew’s is its great diversity. Our child development center, one of the most important outreaches of the Church, opened its doors in 1976. The original classrooms were inside modular buildings located in the church’s parking lot. The center continued to grow and grow so the decision was made to build the large permanent center where we are today. The center was created so the community of Irvine would have a safe, caring and loving place where parents can take their children and trust that they are well cared for. That vision remains today. More than ever, Irvine needs a place where parents can take their children and trust they are well cared for while staff work with them to ensure that their social- emotional, physical and cognitive needs are met. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please know that we are always available if you have any questions.


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