Abiding Savior Lutheran Preschool has been a part of the Saddleback Valley since 1974. Conveniently located in the south Orange County city of Lake Forest, we offer a quality Christian education for children starting at age 2.

We are licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services (License # 300600010) and in 2016 we received full accreditation from the National Lutheran School Association (NSLA).

Abiding Savior Lutheran Preschool offers a developmental, Christ-Centered program with opportunities for your child to grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, physically and socially.  We use the Pacific Southwest Curriculum Guide which meets and exceeds state standards for early childhood and includes spiritual development, social-emotional development, English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and fine arts.

Mission, Purpose, and Philosophy

Our Mission Statement

To joyfully and intentionally make and nurture disciples who make disciples.

Preschool Purpose Statement

To share Christ in the Saddleback Valley by ministering to families and providing a nurturing, developmentally appropriate learning environment for young children.

Philosophy Statement

We believe children are valued members of God’s family who benefit by being respected, loved, and led by caring adults. As stated in Proverbs 22:6, “Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Children need time to ponder experiment, discover, and grow in an unhurried and accepting atmosphere. We take great care to ensure our preschool enhances these important years of development by providing opportunities to learn through play and social interaction. Our program is designed to provide spiritual, physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and creative experiences at the developmental stages of the young child. Activities are Christ-centered, showing Jesus’ love and guidance in all areas of Christian living.

The children in our program have their needs met individually by each teacher and/or teacher assistant. Provisions are made to encourage experimentation through creative activities. Children develop self-confidence and trust as they acquire skills necessary for personal expression and positive social interaction. We believe children benefit when school and family work together to promote their child’s learning and care. The preschool is an integral part of our congregation’s ministry to young children and their families.

Staff Directory

Mary Wolfinbarger

Mary Wolfinbarger

Preschool Director

Master’s in progress
12 years experience
949-837-4292
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Yesi Naber

Yesi Naber

Admissions Counselor

Jennifer Estrada

Jennifer Estrada

Preschool Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree
20 years experience
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Emily Hebel

Emily Hebel

Preschool Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree
19 years experience
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Molly Nagel

Molly Nagel

Preschool Teacher

Master’s Degree
28 years experience
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Cindy Ross

Cindy Ross

Preschool Teacher

Associate’s Degree
18 years experience
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Stephanie Rivers

Stephanie Rivers

Preschool Teacher

Associate’s Degree
24 years experience
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Renee Clements

Renee Clements

Teacher Assistant & AM Extended Care

30 years experience

Kathy Hardt

Kathy Hardt

Teacher Assistant & AM Extended Care

Bachelor’s Degree
15 years experience

Maria O'Brien

Maria O'Brien

Teacher Assistant & AM Extended Care

18 years experience
Ashley Rivers

Ashley Rivers

Teacher Assistant & AM Extended Care

2 years experience

Our Mission:

Joyfully and Intentionally Make and Nurture Disciples Who Make Disciples

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