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Meet the Staff


At Garden Oaks Early Learning Center we take pride in our exceptional team of educators and staff who are passionate about providing a nurturing and enriching environment for your child. Committed to fostering a love for learning, our dedicated teachers bring a wealth of experience and a deep sense of care to their roles. Our staff members, from administrators to support personnel, work collaboratively to ensure a seamless and positive experience for both children and parents. Each educator is not only highly qualified in early childhood education but also shares a commitment to instilling Christian values and creating a sense of community within our preschool. With a focus on building strong relationships, our team is here to support and guide your child through their formative years, laying the foundation for a bright and fulfilling future.

Meet the Director!

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Welcome to Garden Oaks Early Learning Center!

My name is Christine (Christy) Purvis and I am so thankful you have taken the time to look into our Center. Whether you have been a family that has been with us for years, or you are just popping in to check out what we offer, you are welcome here. Myself, my husband Jon, and our four children: Gracelyn (11), Azariah (9), Aria (9) and Zion (5) relocated from Columbia, South Carolina to Houston in February, 2021. Jon is the Lead Pastor here at Garden Oaks Baptist and it is such an honor to work alongside him as a team, serving the amazing community of Garden Oaks. While I am new to Texas, I am not new to the role of providing faith-based, safe and quality educational care for children. I am a Nationally Certified Early Education Director and have served as a Children’s Ministries Director for 10 years prior to our relocation. While in that role in Columbia, I created a Child Development Center from the ground up servicing over 250 students while leading 40+ staff members. In all my years of experience I have realized that my heart and passion is to create an environment where staff, families, and children feel valued, cared for, and deeply loved. I desire to create a peace-of-mind for parents while they are at work that their child is well taken care of and being encouraged to grow into the person God has created them to be. Here at Garden Oaks Early Learning Center my top priority will be to recognize your child’s individual needs, while guiding my staff to creating a safe, educationally-stimulating, and God-centered program. I always have an open door policy and welcome your questions, concerns, or inquiries at any time. I love to build relationships with both the students and their parents and foster good communication between parent and teachers to optimize care. Again, I appreciate your interest in Garden Oaks and look forward to speaking with you soon."


- Christy Purvis ELC Director

Our Team

We pride ourselves in our carefully chosen teachers & staff. With a multitude of training hours and education, and a love for children, our teachers are truly a step above the rest. Click on the images below to learn more about each of our staff members and how they impact the lives around them. All of our highly-qualified teachers are not only CPR & First Aid certified, but also trained in active-shooter preparedness, Stop the Bleed certified, and thoroughly background checked, finger-printed, and safety-certified to maintain an atmosphere of safety and security. Every member of our team is committed to professional growth, engaging in 30 hours of continued education classes annually to stay abreast of the latest developments in early childhood education and to provide the highest quality learning experience for your child.

Meet Our Teachers & Staff

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Infant Classrooms

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Toddler Classrooms

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Pre-K Classrooms

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Office & Other Staff

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