Owner/ Director

Sandra Escalante 

I am the proud mother of two beautiful girls Faith and Grace. They are my pride and joy and my inspiration behind this adventure. I am happily married to my best friend Paul for 11 years now and we couldn’t be more excited about our future. I have lived in Yuma most of my life and so has my family. I have strong community connections and I believe this town is special. My husband works along side me and plays in a local band Downtime. My mother Jenny Umphress is currently a Municipal Court Judge and my sister Tammy Porter and her Husband Mike both have very successful local businesses and two boys Mason and Maverick that I adore. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix. I have recently finished my coursework for my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from NAU. I worked as a pre school teacher for six years and knew then that education was exactly what I was meant to do. I have extensive knowledge in animal care from my many years in FFA raising animals and participating as an FFA officer. Children, animals, agriculture and this school is what I am passionate about and I can’t wait to share it with your family.

Business Manager

Elizabeth Escalante 

I have extensive experience in finance from my many years as a financial analyst. I moved to Yuma from California to be closer to family and help build this school into something truly amazing. I am married to my amazing wife Monyka and we have a beautiful daughter Natalya. My unique style, personality and forward thinking helps me push this business to the next level.  

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Escalante

My Name is Paul Escalante, the Chief Marketing Officer here at the Little Red Barn Preschool. I am married to Owner/Director Sandra Escalante. I am a proud husband and father of two beautifully, talented girls Faith and Grace. I am known for my roll as the singer and front man for the local band Downtime. My musical journey has given me the tools and experience needed in todays technology driven world to keep our parents and families connected with us. Although music has been my passion most of my life it is family that truly holds the key to my heart. I am excited for what the future holds and can't wait to watch your children grow with us!


We have truly the best staff any parent could ask for. Our teachers are CPR & First Aide certified,  have fingerprint clearance cards and food handler cards. Our goal is to provide a clean, loving educational environment for your children. The staff's main concern is taking care of the most important thing in your life and we take that job very seriously. Our teachers do yearly educational training, have experience or coursework in education and all truly love children.