We have truly the best staff any parent could ask for. All of the 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. 


 Owner/ Director

My name is 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 twelve 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 here with me at the BRB 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 for NAU and am looking forward to finishing up my degree with student teaching soon. 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.

Meet Ms. Beana, the Big Red Barn Cook. Beana was born and raised in Yuma and has a daughter and a grandson. She has four furry children (dogs) along with cockatiels, love birds, chickens and fish. So her role here at the Big Red Barn is not... only as the most amazing cook ever but also as a huge help with the animals. Beana loves to cook, play games with the kids, grow her own vegetables and do all types of crafts. She is a truly caring and thoughtful cook who wants the very best for all the children here at the Big Red Barn.

Meet Ms. Liz, the finance and office manager. She has extensive experience in finance from her many years as a financial analyst. She has recently moved to Yuma to be closer to family and help build this school into something truly amazing. Ms. Liz will be one of many faces you see at the BRB that is always ready to help. Her unique style and personality is a true asset to all of us here and we couldn't be happier to have her as part of our family!

My Name is Paul Escalante, the Chief Marketing Officer here at the Big 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!