Kids 4 Jesus Childhood Development Center exists to serve the kids, families and larger community in Omaha, Nebraska. We strive to have a positive impact on our community by sharing Jesus’s love with our neighbors.
To move kids, their families, and the community one step closer to Jesus.
We provide Christ-centered childcare to families in the community by encouraging independence in a fun and safe learning environment.
We believe in the importance of Christian education. We strive for learning through play and the right balance of structure to encourage independence for kids.
Quality of care
We value quality of care. We’re invested in loving and nurturing the kids we serve and are dedicated to safety for both kids and staff.
We focus on relationships with families by hiring and retaining reliable staff, prioritizing clear and timely communication, and ensuring consistency in schedules and programming to help kids thrive.
Kari Reich joined Kids 4 Jesus as a Preschool Teacher in 2015. In 2018, she began serving as Assistant Director in addition to her teaching responsibilities, and since 2022 has served as Director. She studied education at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and has taught preschool since 1998.
As a mom to busy kids, Kari enjoys spending her free time with her family.
Coordinator of Christian Education
As Coordinator of Christian Education, Lori Ellis is responsible for incorporating Christian curriculum into the lessons and leads Bible Time with toddlers and preschoolers. Lori joined K4J in 2017 and prior to that taught preschool for 17 years.
Lori has three boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law and two adorable grandchildren who keep her busy. She loves seeing children model Jesus in their everyday lives.