Department Lead – Nursery/Toddler
Candice ThurmanCandice Thurman has been working with children for more than 10 years. Her varied experience includes working as a nanny, volunteer service in the Children’s Ministry at her home church, teaching in in the Preschool and Infant Center of a local family shelter and taking the lead as the Director of Children’s Ministries at Family Life Christian Center. Currently Candice is Department Lead for NCP which encompasses parent communication, early intervention, training and mentoring teachers, planning curriculum, and working on the environment to ensure that developmental areas are in place. Candice resides in San Jose with her husband and they share an amazing friendship and love story.
30+ units in Early Childhood Education
PITC training
Supervision and Leadership Training
Extensive Ministry Training


Department Lead – Preschool
Felecia Woodlief  has been around children for a very long time.  In the professional world, I have been in some kind of educational/teaching profession for over twelve years.  I  enjoy being a  teacher in our Wise Owls classroom.  These positions have allowed me to grow in so many ways and share my experience with others.  Outside of the classroom, I am spending time with my husband and our three children.  As a family we are very involved in activities such as Girl Scouts, Competitive Cheer and Outdoor Theatrical group.  On my spare time I enjoy art, Fashion design and FX makeup.  Hiking, Sushi and Fishing are some of my favorite things.

Early Childhood Education at West Valley College
Trained in Project Cornerstone
DRDP Certificate
Trained in Handwriting without Tears