Anderson's Playschool - At Orange Terrace Community Center in Riverside
Mission Statement

At Anderson’s Playschool our purpose is to prepare children for Kindergarten academically, socially and emotionally; through , emphasizing the individual while fostering a caring, creative, and secure learning environment. In everything we do, we strive to comfort, love, respect, and educate them. 

Vision Statement

To provide every child in our community the opportunity for an affordable high-quality, exciting program for early education; while working closely with the families and community.



     “Welcome to Anderson's Playschool! My name is Jeanette Anderson, Director at Anderson's Playschool. I have been teaching preschool for over 25 years and I have loved every minute of it. I had accepted my first preschool assistant position with the Boys and Girls Club, where I taught preschoolers basic computer skills. Soon after, I pursued my career in education at Orange Coast College and became a certified preschool teacher. I continued my education at Riverside Community College to obtained credits to become a director for early childhood education. During this time, I spent valuable time volunteering with a local Head Start Program and a family homeless shelter where I organized and developed their first preschool program. I taught for six years at Edgewood Pre-Primary Academy in Orange County. 

     I have always wanted to teach children, not just babysit, and my passion was realized once I witnessed just how much a child could be taught and how an early academic based education gives a child an advantage emotionally, socially and intellectually. It is very rewarding to see a child's self-confidence grow as they grasp a new concept and a new skill. This continues to push me to keep pushing them to their highest potential.

     For the past nine years, I have conducted a 36-week preschool program, Summer Camp and Mini Summer Camp at the Orange Terrace Community Center located in Riverside. I chose the Community Center because it has allowed me to give back to my community by keeping costs low and involving parents in their child's education. Our families needs are very important to us, and our staff is committed to meeting those needs, much of our business comes from referrals and repeat business. 

     Please come by and visit us anytime. I look forward to meeting you and your child/ren and partnering with you in your child's early education.”

Mrs. Anderson


     Mrs. Gaines was raised in as well as has been a resident of  Riverside, CA for more than 30 years. has been married to her husband Michael for 15 years and they have four beautiful children. Mattie 14, Isaac 12, 9 and Michael Jr. 9. She has completed her preschool certification. Her love of teaching has led her to teach not only in a church but in a professional setting as well. has been teaching at Anderson’s Playschool under the direction of Jeanette Anderson for almost five years. She believes teaching children and music is what she has been called to do. “I want to change the world one child at a time.” “There is a teachable moment no matter where you go.” She believes education is very important, and she strives to educate and love every child that comes across her path.  


     My name is Ryan Allen.  I graduated from Riverside Poly High School and started to work at Anderson's Playschool in June 2016. I wanted to pursue a career in Real Estate; however, once I joined Anderson's team I knew that working with children was my calling. 
Some of my favorite hobbies include my 2 horses; rodeo's, western pleasure shows, cow sorting, and trail rides. I grew up doing 4-H (Positive Youth Development and Mentoring Organization) for 6 years which really sparked my love for animals. It helped me learn responsibility, knowledge of the animals, and to never give up. During the days I am not around my horses I have a good time going to the river, hiking, snowboarding, bonfires with my friends, and off-roading.   

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