Director's Page


Hello! Thank you so much for your interest in Lakeview’s Early Childhood Center. My name is Jessa Panichella, and I am the Supervisor of Early Childhood and Latchkey Programs. I have been in the Early Childhood field since 2004 and have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Leadership from Walden University. Prior to my current role, I’ve had the opportunity to be a Preschool teacher, Director, and have spent the last 10 years as a multi-location Supervisor. I am passionate about partnering with staff and families to create quality and nurturing Preschool programs, as well as educating young children to make school something they are excited about!


Lakeview’s Early Childhood Center offers children a positive approach to learning, while allowing them to do so at their own pace. This helps establish a strong early learning foundation and helps to grow their budding independence. Each day children will experience positive and encouraging interactions with both our staff and their peers. We provide our students with many hands-on learning experiences, as well as opportunities for both child and teacher-directed activities that are fun while also preparing them for Kindergarten. Our center is fully licensed by the State of Michigan and staffed by some of the most highly trained and passionate educators around!


We offer many different program options, to meet the needs to each family and would love to have you join our Lakeview family!