About us

Froggie Frontier Preschool is a Christian preschool program in El Dorado Hills, CA

Owned and operated by a former local Kindergarten teacher of 15 years, Froggie Frontier Preschool is a Christian preschool program that opened in the fall of 2009 in El Dorado Hills, CA.  We strive to provide a warm and caring environment where children can explore and learn.  We believe in utilizing best practices of early childhood education to provide a strong foundation for future social and academic success. 


We offer extended care, on-site field trips, a parent participation program, summer camps, and tutoring services for school age kids.   

Our staff

Our staff is what makes Froggie Frontier such a special place to be.

Our staff is what makes Froggie Frontier such a special place to be. All staff members are carefully screened, highly qualified employees that are CPR and First Aid certified.  They meet or exceed the State of California Department of Social Services Title 22 requirements, which means that they have successfully completed college coursework in Early Childhood Education, been fingerprinted, and have passed a criminal background check. They keep current in recent developments pertaining to the Early Care and Education Field by attending regular in-house trainings and participating in professional workshops and seminars. More importantly, they love working with children and provide a warm and welcoming environment for our students. 

Joelle Faulkner, Owner

Joelle Faulkner is a credentialed teacher who taught in the Buckeye District for 20 years. She taught Kindergarten for 15 years and over time, saw the standards change and demand much more of the students. She believes that the rigorous expectations placed on current Kindergarten students makes a child's preschool experience more important than ever.  She has developed a well rounded program that balances the need for kids to be kids while still getting them ready for Kindergarten.


In addition to her elementary school teaching experience, she also taught preschool for 8 years. Mrs. F. has also held a variety of jobs developing programs for and working with youth.  She was the Youth Services Director for a YMCA where she oversaw camp, teen, and other youth programs and she was the Recreation Services Director for a nearby Parks and Recreation Department where she coordinated youth, teen and adult classes and programs and community wide special events. 

Krissy Jennings, Admin

This will be Ms. Krissy's 8th year with Froggie Frontier. She has her Bachelor's degree in Child Development and has many years of experience working with children in a variety of settings.  Prior to coming to Froggie Frontier, she taught at Madrone Montessori for 1 1/2 years and was the Assistant Site Supervisor at Child Development Inc.  For four years, she worked with children with autism, both directly and in a managerial capacity, supervising behavioral therapists and serving as a behavioral consultant to school districts. To have someone with her knowledge and experience on our team is a true blessing.


Meet the Management TEam


Job openings

We are always looking for qualified substitute aids and teachers and our substitute pool is where we look first when hiring for permanent positions. Rate of pay ranges from $13 - $16 per hour depending on qualifications and position subbing for. We require fingerprint clearance through live scan, successful completion of Early Childhood Education units (6 for aids, 12 for teachers), proof of immunizations for pertussis and measles, a clear TB, experience working with children, and current CPR and First Aid certifications (for teachers).  If you meet these qualifications, please complete our application and substitute availability form, and submit these along with copies of your transcripts to:  

Froggie Frontier Preschool 

1001 Olson Lane 

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762.   


All qualified applicants will be scheduled for a short interview and substitute orientation.