Little Acorn Day School offers an excellent play-based preschool program with a highly enriching, individualized curriculum. Our curriculum follows a rich tradition of early childhood models and practices and believes in incorporating the very best aspects of those influences, which include but are not limited to: Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, The Hundred Languages of Children (world renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood model), Jean Piaget, Eric Erickson, and Lev Vygotsky’s developmental psychology theories, some ideas of Maria Montessori, and treasures the Director & teachers have discovered over years of teaching.
Teachers at Little Acorn are trained to arrange the classroom environment and plan lessons to engage and nurture all aspects of the whole child’s development. This includes professional art instruction, daily music and movement (teacher plays guitar), hands-on, multi-sensory academics, (including Math-Their-Way, Whole Language and Phonics, and using both traditional & Montessori materials), science, drama, social skills instruction, cooperative learning, special enrichment guests, evening family events with musical class performances and more! In this rich environment, teachers facilitate learning, in joyful relationship with individual and small groups of children as they move at their own pace through these activity choices. Above all, teachers are positive leaders and role models and are very purposeful in their focus on empowering children to become life-long learners and responsible and loving citizens within a learning community.
The preschool serves children 2-1/2 to 4 years of age and meets daily from 9:30-1:00, with extended before and after school enrichment hours. The Pre-K serves children 4-5 years of age and is designed specifically to meet the needs of the older preschool child and fully prepare him/her socially, academically, and physically for success in kindergarten. This includes an introduction to technology with two iMac computers for learning games, research and creative projects. The Pre-K meets daily from 9:00-1:00, with extended before and after school enrichment hours. Both classes are open 7:00am-6:00pm, Monday-Friday, including summers. We offer full days only; two, three or five days per week.
Our mission is to provide excellence in education and loving care, while building confidence, competence, and creativity. This is all done in an environmental atmosphere that is safe, loving, encouraging, peaceful, beautiful, and stimulating.
When you visit Little Acorn, you will find engaged and happy children who are led by a team of professional, loving, devoted, and highly skilled teachers with years of experience in Early Childhood Education. We seek to provide a family like atmosphere where older children are encouraged to share learning with their younger peers. Tolerance and leadership skills are developed as they act as models and mentors to those younger than they.
School tuition varies according to number of days enrolled and can be found under the Tuition FeeSchedule Tab. Please feel free to call the number above with any questions. We strongly encourage you to arrange an observation of our wonderful classroom. We look forward to meeting you and we hope that you will take us up on our joyful offer of service in becoming a place of nurture, education, and support for you and your family.
Peace and Prosperity to You and Yours,
Tiana Traylor, Owner/Executive Director, Little Acorn Inc.