Mike Peterson

Lead Preschool Teacher

Purple Door

Hello friends and families, I first began working here at UCSB’s Children Center on West Campus as a Teaching Assistant back in 2004. Since then, I took ECE classes and worked my way up to Teacher and then Lead Teacher, completing my Bachelor's Degree in the field of Early Childhood Education along the way. I have been married for 17 years and have two children, both whom proudly attended the Children Center here. In my spare time I love spending time with family, being outdoors in nature as much as possible, exercising, and love cooking and nutrition. One of my favorite things about being a teacher in the Early Childhood Education field is sharing in the excitement and wonder young children bring to learning and exploring their worlds.