At Little Minds Childcare & Preschool our mission is to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive early learning environment. We strive to create the optimal learning environment by ensuring all classroom areas are prepared and all materials are developmentally appropriate. We also focus on forming lasting relationships with families, enabling us to help guide their child towards success.
Create an environment that focuses on each individual child’s growth and learning, supporting them in all areas of health and development.
Create an environment that is inviting, safe, and full of joyful learning opportunities.
Build connections that fill a child full of confidence and a love for learning.
At Little Minds Childcare & Preschool we pride ourselves on the use of our outdoor environment & the benefits outdoor play provides to the children in our program. Through outdoor play children can learn & build upon a variety of skills.
Outdoor play invites children to practice familiar concepts in a different way
Outdoor play provides the opportunity for children to take risk in a safe environment
Outdoor play invites children to be apart of their community
Outdoor play provides the opportunity for freedom of movement
Outdoor play engages children with natural materials supporting S.T.E.A.M. concepts
And so much more! Outdoor play is essential in our learning process!
In our program it is very important for children to wear weather & play appropriate clothing. This ensures the children are prepared on a daily basis to explore in our learning environment.
Weather & play appropriate clothing can vary depending on the season.
Please refer to our Parent Handbook for more information on clothing.
School Closures 2023
January 16th – School Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 20th – School Closed for Presidents Day
March 17th & 20th – School Closed
April 10th – School Closed for Easter Monday
May 29th – School Closed for Memorial Day
June 19th – School Closed for Juneteenth
July 3rd & 4th – School Closed for Independence Day
July 31st – August 4th – School Closed
September 4th – School Closed for Labor Day
October 9th – School Closed for Indigenous Peoples’/ Columbus Day
October TBD – School Closed for MTAEYC Teaching Conference
November 22nd – November 24th – School Closed for Thanksgiving
December 22nd, 25th, & 26th – School Closed for Christmas
Health & Illness
At Little Minds Childcare & Preschool part of our duty is to keep all children and staff as healthy as possible. Please see the Health and Illness policy in the Parent Handbook for a list of health reasons a child may not permitted into care or sent home. If a parent/guardian has been called to pick up they will have 30 minutes to make arrangements and be on their way. A child needs to be symptom and medication free for a minimum 24 hours in order to return to care. Some illnesses will require longer periods of time out of care, time out of care is subject to Director discretion. Furthermore, some illnesses will require a note signed by a healthcare provider in order for the child to return to care.
Children transition to a group schedule between 13-16 months old depending on their individual needs.
Free Choice means children choose the center of learning that they would like to explore.
Meal times are the only parts of our day that are done at a specific time daily, as children's needs vary so our schedule is flexible.
AM Snack 9:20AM – 9:50AM
Group Table Time
Lunch 12:00PM – 12:30PM
PM Snack 2:45PM – 3:30PM
Little Minds Childcare & Preschool Infant Schedule
Children under 12 months old follow their own individualized schedule discussed between the family & the teacher.
We do follow an eat, play, sleep routine with children under 12 months old.