Kids 4 Jesus

Who We Are

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.

Our vision.

To move kids, their families, and the community one step closer to Jesus.

Our mission.

We provide Christ-centered childcare to families in the community by encouraging independence in a fun and safe learning environment.

Our values


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 ReichDirector
Kari Reich

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.

Lori EllisCoordinator of Christian Education
Lori Ellis
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.