Encounter Preschool


This is the beginning of an exciting season of rapid growth and maturing in your child’s life! It is a privilege for us to be a part of this time and help children grow socially, spiritually, emotionally, physically, and cognitively.

Since 1973, BFC Preschool has been serving families in Ventura County as a ministry of Bible Fellowship Church. We became ENCOUNTER Preschool in November 2017.

ENCOUNTER Preschool is geared toward success for children by encouraging them to attempt new learning activities as well as risk possible failure in a safely-controlled, nurturing, supportive environment. We focus on the process of learning and the value of experiences for the child.

The growth that comes from a preschool experience is lasting and an integral part of healthy development. It is our conviction that children belong to the Lord. Teaching them is a great honor and responsibility for parents as well as teachers. Our staff believes this and feels a deep respect for the children, valuing them for the unique persons God created them to be.

Our philosophy is designed to provide children with a solid foundation of Christ’s love while cultivating their eagerness to learn and attend school. Please call to arrange for a personal tour. We look forward to meeting you and your children!

Debbie Keegan


(805) 644-7607
Hours: 7 am – 6 pm
Facility license # 561700027


BFC Preschool began in 1973 under Bible Fellowship Church with one teacher serving 15 children. Debbie Keegan became the Director in 1990. Under her leadership, the staff has grown to 25 teachers serving over 230 families through a wide variety of enrichment programs.

In the Fall of 2017, we made a decision to change our name from BFC/Bible Fellowship Preschool to ENCOUNTER Preschool to align with the name of the church and strengthen our presence in the community. We are under the guidance of the church’s Board of Elders as well as the Preschool Board.

Our desire is to continue to serve Ventura County with an excellent Christian preschool experience for children and families.