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We pride ourselves on taking care of our staff. If our employees are happy then they can better serve you and your child. In addition, we work to keep the staff turnover low so that you and your child see familiar friendly face each time you visit. The staff at Something Extra Preschool and Childcare are there for you. Below you can find out a little something about our awesome team.


John & Jamie Throckmorton - Owners
We purchased Something Extra Preschool in 1992 in its original location on Elkhorn Blvd. Jamie worked for many years in the preschool industry as a teacher's aide, teacher, and administrator and obtained a degree in Early Childhood Development from California State University, Sacramento. As the Owner/Director Jamie has had the opportunity to build a great staff and seen many children grow up to be great young adults, some who to this day stay in contact with her. John works in the computer industry and assists behind the scenes in the operation of the preschool. In our free time we enjoy spending time with our three children, participating and watching their many athletic and artistic events.


Mary Poole
I have been working with children for sometime now. I really enjoy giving your children a good start to their education. Besides teaching and caring for your children, I also enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my husband and our three children.


Donna Vantine
I have been at Something Extra Preschool since forever. I left for a short time to pursue my education and now I’m back and loving it! I love to teach young children and see the light bulbs go off as they learn a new concept. I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering at my church.


C'arah Jackson
I am a graduate of Something Extra Preschool! I joined the workforce herein September 2013. I love to watch the children grow and discover new things. In the spare time I like to hang out with my friends and I like to read.


DeeAnna Ball
I have always loved children and have 3 of my own! I have known the teachers at this center for most of my life and I was thrilled when the opportunity came along to join their amazing team! In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my kiddos.


Lindsey Hassan
I enjoy spending time with my family, going on vacations, reading and just hanging out with friends. I am going to American River College to further my education in Early Childhood. I feel that I have found my passion in working with children.


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