What Makes Us Different

Bethel is very flexible: we work with families to meet their needs. Starting at 4 months of age, Bethel creates a comfortable family-friendly educational environment that is safe and fun. We take children who are not yet potty-trained. With our hours of 7am to 5pm, we provide families the security of knowing their children are in safe, skilled, loving, and educated hands. Please call Director Ashlei at 818.788.8269 ext 700 to inquire.


Bethel Encino Preschool is licensed  by the state of California, accredited by the ELEA Schools and Learning Centers, and a partner/participant in Child 360 - a branch under Quality Start Los Angeles (QSLA).

CA Facility Number for Infant Center - 197418374

CA Facility Number for Preschool - 197403745

Lunch & Nutrition

Nutritional hot lunches are catered fresh and delivered daily. Lunch and Snacks are included in the Tuition. 

Preschool Staff

This section is currently being updated

  • Ashlei Snead, M.A. / Ms. Ash

    Executive Director

    Ashlei has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2002. Her experience with children ranges from birth to elementary school and includes children with special needs. She has her B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development and her M.A. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education - both are from California State University, Northridge. Her belief is that Early Childhood is a lifelong learning field. She attends ongoing training and enjoys learning new strategies to support teachers and children in the classroom.

  • Lizett Zelaya / Ms. Lizett

    Assistant Director

    For the past 15 years, Lizett's life has centered around children in a variety of ways. Her areas of expertise and experience encompass coaching various sports, working with school aged children, directing Sunday School, and volunteering. She has a Site Supervisor permit with the State of California and continues her education in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Oaks College. In her spare time, she likes to  spend time with her parents and her dog Coco and take vacations across the globe a few times a year.

  • Marina Castellanos / Ms. Marina

    Lead Teacher and Admin Team

    Marina has been working as a preschool teacher for over 20 years. She loves working with children and helping them grow. Being part of their world warms her heart. She has an A.A. from Mission College and will be transferring to CSUN soon. She is striving to obtain her B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development. She is married and has a school aged son. She enjoys sharing her life experiences in the classroom.

  • Blanca Rodriguez / Ms. Blanca

    Teenzy Turtles Teacher

    Blanca has been working as a preschool teacher for the past 23 years and was a nanny before that for several years. She has worked with infants up to school aged children. Working with children has been one of the best decisions she has made in her life as it has been one of the most rewarding experiences she has encountered. Blanca has her A.A. in Child Development.

  • Reanna Castillo / Ms. Reanna

    Teenzy Turtles Teacher

    Reanna has been working in the field of child development for two and a half years. She started her education at Citrus College and is continuing her education in the spring. She just moved to the Valley and is loving it. She loves to have fun with makeup on her free time.