Our mission at Hope Lutheran Learning Center is to worship God through service to people; to provide parents and their children with a quality day care program within a Christian environment.
Meet Our Teachers
Heather has been the director of Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2009 and in early childhood education since 2003. She is a nationally acclaimed presenter that trains childcare owners, directors, and teachers and is considered an expert in her field by her staff, colleagues, and Texas State Licensing.
MARICELA MARTINEZLead Summer Camp Teacher
Maricela has been a lead Summer Camp teacher at Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2011. Ms. Mari has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science.
STACEY RODRIGUEZ3-Year-Old Class Teacher
Stacey has been with Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2009. Ms. Stacey has taught in each classroom and currently teaches our 3-year-old class. Ms. Stacey has her Childhood Development Associates in Preschool.
DARCY THOMASLead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Darcy has been with Hope Lutheran Learning center since 2008. She is the lead teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom as she prepares them for their first year in public school. Ms. Darcy has her Childhood Development Associates in Preschool.
VIVIAN CRUZInfant Classroom Teacher
Vivian has been with Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2015. She teaches and cares for our youngest of students in the Infant Classroom. Ms. Vivian has her Childhood Development Associates in Infants and Toddlers.
HEATHER JAMESToddler Classroom Teacher
Heather has taught at Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2016 in our Toddler Classroom. She has her Associates Degree while working on her Bachelor’s Degree. Ms. Heather has her Childhood Development Associates in Infants and Toddlers.
MS. ROSIE CONTRERASChef
Ms. Rosie has been with Hope Lutheran Learning Center since 2008. She prepares and serves the children home-cooked meals along with a warm smile each day.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
My overall experience has been a blessing with this learning center. When I first moved to San Antonio, the first daycare I had my son in left me with a very horrible experience. My son had never been in daycare and the previous daycare did not bother with the time to help him adjust to his new surroundings. Hope Lutheran not only helped my son, but if you saw my son now, you would think that he had been there forever. Hope Lutheran has been very good to my son, at this moment I really have no complaints about the center. Everything is dealt with in a very professional manner, and I know my son will continue to be better and strive.
We love this place. We have been going here for 5 years. The teachers are kind and compassionate and truly care about the kids. The few issues we’ve had were addressed immediately. My kids love chapel. Actually sad my son has to leave in the fall to go to “big school.”
Amanda Morgan Riefler
My daughter attends school here and they provide her with execellent care. I have had no concerns with the level of care they are giving my daughter. I would recommend this center to family and friends. Staff is always warm and friendly. My daughter has never came home with dirty diapers or concerns she was not cared for properly. I am a working professional and would not tollerate anything but the best for my daughter.
Writing this from my Fiance’s Google. My son goes to Hope Lutheran and he absolutely loves it. He is six months old, and started about two weeks ago. He absolutely loves it, I was leery with him not being able to talk and I feared I wouldn’t be able to know if he enjoyed it or not, but the moment I talked to Heather about the Center, I just felt that this is where I was supposed to send him. So I did, and EVERY morning, never fails, I drop him off and he just lights up when Ms. Vivian takes him. He will grab her face and “hug” her, he’ll put his head to hers, everything. Once he is there, he could care less about saying bye to mommy. When I pick him up, he’s the same, so happy, while he is happy to see me, he is also ALWAYS playing with something, and is just genuinely happy doing it. I love this center. The teachers have nothing but good things to say about my son everyday, and are very helpful in answering any questions I have.
Our San Antonio Learning Center is a place where children are valued, loved and able to reach their full potential. Have a question? Let’s talk!