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Preschool Education & Early-After Care Programs in Santa Rosa, Ca (707) 539-1612




Julie MacDonald- Brush Creek Nursery School Program Director

I've devoted my entire professional career to Brush Creek Nursery School and am the current Program Director. I'm a fifth generation Sonoma County resident and a descendant of the Hembree family of Windsor. I'm the middle child of three girls and I am very close to my family. I have two nieces and a nephew that are BC alumnus. All of my family lives close to me. I am married to my husband Kel, and we share our lives with our kitties and chickens!

 I began working at BCNS in 1978. I've loved it so much I have stayed here for forty years! I attended Village Elementary School, Slater Middle and Montgomery High School.  I hold a degree in early childhood education.

I currently serve on several Boards and committees. These include the Santa Rosa Junior College Advisory Board to the Child Development Department, member of the Mentor/Director/Teacher Selection Committee and member of the Redwood Empire Auxiliary of Assistance League of Sonoma County.

I believe strongly that children need a structured, exploratory, loving environment to play and learn. Our society puts great demands on children to grow up too soon. I've spent a career encouraging families to let kids be kids!