Our family caring for yours.
Director / Nosim Class Teacher
Welcome to ECLC!! My name is Natalie Wirtzer and I have been a part of this amazing school for 13 years. It was an honor to take over the position of director when my mentor and good friend Karin Cook retired. Like her, I could not give up interacting with the children in the classroom, and co teach the 2’s & 3’s. I have an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, and am a certified Baby Signs instructor. It is a privilege for me to play such an important role in the lives of our children and their families and I cherish the friendships I have made over the years here. All three of my children attended ECLC and it has become my second home.
Gesher Class Teacher
Hola, my name is Elsy Castro. I love my Latin roots, and I also love teaching! I have a certificate in Early Childhood Development and have been here at E.C.L.C. for six years. I have been a teacher or assistant teacher in all four classes. I currently teach the Pre-Kindergarten class. My passion is to see the children progress from buds to full blossoming flowers.
Beresheet Class Teacher
Hello, my name is Rachel White, and I am so excited to be teaching the Beresheet Class! I am currently working toward my Certificate in Early Childhood Education as well as an Associate’s Degree in Sign Language Interpreting. I have always been passionate about working with children of any age, but being with preschool age children is where I find the most joy. My goal is to create a classroom experience that supplies every child with love and comfort as well as exciting, new experiences every day.
Hola, I am Eema Bethy and I am a teacher’s assistant for the 2’s & 3’s class. I have been here for four years and love being with the children. I have a certificate in Early Childhood Development and currently teach emergent Spanish to the little ones. I enjoy hearing the children speaking or singing in Spanish while they play with friends. I love being a part of this wonderful family.
Gan Enrichment Program
Hello, my name is Lisa Roo. I have always enjoyed young children and made it my career. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and have taught at E.C.L.C. for 13 years. I am switching gears to head up our new Gan Enrichment Program, designed to provide after-school learning and care for kindergartners. While I am no longer teaching the preschool children, I will be stepping in from time-to-time when a substitute is needed.