Mrs. Abby Lazarus, M.Ed. – Owner/Teacher
I am the owner of Little Peaches Preschool. Mr. Shaun( My husband) and I are parents to three children, Riley (16), Avery (14) and Pacey (7). I have lived in Cheyenne around 20 years. I was born and raised in Brunswick, Ga. I love the color green, food of all sorts, and I can be bribed with Dr. Pepper, Coffee and baked goods! I LOVE reading and plan to retire on a beach somewhere!
I am a current Doctoral Student. I, also have a Masters in Early Childhood Studies, and a Bachelors in Child Development. I am entering into my 17th year in the ECE profession. My passion has always been teaching young children.
In recent months I have come to realize the community of Cheyenne is in need of more advocates for change in the ECE community represented here. I am making changes to my program to help fill this need, and hope to then fight for change city wide. Advocating for preschoolers and their families is something I really feel is my calling. I truly believe in what I do here everyday at preschool. I will spend the rest of my life educating others so that they understand the value of a preschool education.
Mrs. Layne Varland- Assistant Director/Teacher
My husband Chad and I and have 2 boys MJ(11) and Lincoln(8). I graduated from high school here in Cheyenne before continuing my education. I came to Little Peaches after enrolling my oldest in Abby’s program. I volunteered in the classroom and just came to love working with the kids and working for Abby and lucky for me Abby chose to “adopt” me! I have been working at Little Peaches for 7 years now and truly value the relationships I’ve been able to build with the kids and their families. I have a passion for instilling healthy habits in children which I fostered earlier by working with the YMCA teaching yoga. I love teaching yoga to the kids in our program. I am a lover of animals (especially goats) , good food, coffee and a nice glass of red wine! We camp often as a family and love being outdoors together.
I look forward to being one of your teachers and your family joining our Little Peaches Family!
Mrs. Kristine Parish- Teacher
My husband Jeff and I have 3 kids Jameson (9), Korbin (5) and Sarahlynn (3). I have lived in Cheyenne for almost 22 years. I have always enjoyed working with kids. In high school I participated in everything that had to do with Early Childhood including helping with the preschool there. I worked at several different Childcares and with Special Needs children within the school district while I went to college. I received my BA in Social Science with the hopes of one day becoming a social worker. However, being able to stay home with my kids was an even bigger blessing. When Korbin was born, I became a stay-at-home mom. I discovered Little Peaches when Korbin was 3. I was able to help in the classroom and have felt like part of the preschool family ever since. My youngest currently goes there and I was so excited and honored when Abby asked if I wanted to start teaching a class. I have a silhouette and love crafting all the things. I enjoy reading, listening to music and everything tie dye. I am excited to be your child’s teacher and be part of their early childhood learning experience.