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 been at Something Extra Preschool since forever. I left for a short time to pursue my education and now I’m back and loving it! I love to teach young children and see the light bulbs go off as they learn a new concept.
I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering at my church.
Hi, my name is Alicia Briley. I work with the infants here and I love it! I am currently working toward my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, I have experience from Head Start and private centers working with toddlers and preschool children.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family camping and just hanging out.
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.
My name is Alicia Trujillo. I have worked with children since 2015. In my spare time I enjoy shopping and going on picnics. I love to watch children grow and learn new things.
I am continuing my education at American River College so I can make Early Childhood Education my career.
My name is Liliya Farfan. I am child number 7 out of 11! I enjoy scrap-booking and taking walks on the river, in my spare time.
I pride myself on making great connections with children. I love to watch children grow and learn and my goal is to make sure the experience is so fun that each child wants to come back for more!
My name is Danae Burrows, I am the Infant and Toddler Director here and I love the influence I have on the lives of these precious little ones. I’ve been working with children since I was 18. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from CSUS and I’m currently working on an Early Childhood degree at American River.
I have a daughter and I love to spend time with her and our German Shepherd hiking and just hanging out.
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 one older sibling and 5 younger ones, I guess this is why I feel like I have been caring for children for my whole life! I am new to this field as a profession and will begin taking classes in the fall of 2018.
So far, I’m loving every minutes of it! In my spare time I love spending time with my family making memories.