We pride ourselves on taking care of our team. If our staff members are happy then they can better serve you and your child. In addition, we work to keep the staff turnover low so that you and your child see familiar friendly face each time you visit.
The staff at Something Extra Preschool and Childcare are there for you. Below you can find out a little something about our awesome team.
John & Jamie Throckmorton - Owners
We purchased Something Extra Preschool in 1992 in its original location on Elkhorn Blvd.
Jamie worked for many years in the preschool industry as a teacher's aide, teacher, and administrator and obtained a degree in Early Childhood Development from California State University, Sacramento.
As the Owner/Director Jamie has had the opportunity to build a great staff and seen many children grow up to be great young adults, some who to this day stay in contact with her. John assists behind the scenes in the operation of the preschool while is operating his own small business.
In our free time we enjoy camping, travel, and spending time with our adult children and their families.
Meet The Team
I have been working with children for some time now. I really enjoy giving your children a good start to their education.
Besides teaching and caring for your children, I also enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my husband and our three children.
I have always loved children and have 3 of my own! I have known the teachers at this center for most of my life and I was thrilled when the opportunity came along to join their amazing team!
In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my kiddos.
I enjoy spending time with my family, going on vacations, reading and just hanging out with friends.
I am going to American River College to further my education in Early Childhood. I feel that I have found my passion in working with children.
I have been working with children for as long as I can remember and I love it! I am currently completing my early childhood education courses at American River College. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with my family.
My name is Krista Skidgel, I have been working with children for what seems a lifetime. I am working toward my AA in Early Childhood Education by attending American River College.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my children at their sporting events or just being outdoors. We love to camp, hike, ride dirt bikes and just play!
I have been with Something Extra Preschool since May 2019 and I've been working professionally in the field for several years. I just love those "light bulb" moments when a child realizes or understands something new for the first time, the look on their precious face is unforgettable. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my girls, watching movies and going for hikes.
I have been with Something Extra Preschool since I was cared for here, way back in 2000! I love what we do here and how we truly partner with families to bring out the best in the children. I love the way no two days are ever the same and there is never a dull moment. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and doing hair and make up for weddings and special events.