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Our Team

Caring & Dedicated

At Tyke Time we are passionate, dedicated, and caring committed to making a difference in children’s lives
and supporting their parents and caregivers.

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Maelynn Schlipp

Tyke Time Founder/Director

I am a mother of two and come from a family of teachers. I love teaching my children through the art of play and I am thrilled to bring a child-led play space like Tyke Time to our community! I adore children and think they are beautiful creatures that yearn for knowledge and are molded by their environments. I also think it is amazing that 90% of a child's brain development happens before age five! I want to provide a space where they thrive; a place where we can watch their brains develop each day. I also know that parents and caregivers need continuous support. Tyke Time was born to focus on both child and the parent or caregiver offering a space where we can connect with our children and simultaneously with other parents or caregivers in the community.  

Share stories. Share experiences. Share knowledge.

Dedicated to my teachers: Samuel & Esme

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Karyn Hamilton

Tyke Time Teacher

I am a mom and grandma who has worked with children since high school. I majored in art college, but found my true calling when I became a preschool teacher at St. Andrew's by-the-Sea and have worked in children's programming for 17 years. I love working with kids and their parents!

Emily Bredthauer

Program Director, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea

Emily Bredthauer has been active in various positions in Children & Family Ministries for the past 13 years. She is currently the Director of Program Ministries at St. Andrew's. One of Emily's greatest joys is to see children, youth, and adults meaningfully connect with God and each other. She has a Master in Social Work with an emphasis on children and families. Emily and her husband of nearly 20 years, Greg, have four children, ages 4-13. She loves God, reading, traveling, sewing, Vacation Bible School, and eating dark chocolate.


What People Are Saying

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Tyke time is such a warm, loving, educational, and fun environment for Hudson and I to come to each week. I love exposing Hudson to children of all ages and allowing to be a part of this phase of socialization before he enters into pre-school. I am so grateful that this place exists for all Moms!

Kristina Ettlin

Contact Us

St. Andrew's by-the-Sea
Lower Level - Kid Zone
2001 Calle Frontera, San Clemente, CA 92673

(949) 342-4440

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