Childcare and Preschool
6 months to 12 years
Monday-Friday 6:30 AM-6:00 PM
Southeast Little Learners Preschool provides part- and full-time care, including before and after school care options, in an inclusive learning environment for babies, toddlers, children, and preteens.
So Much More Than Childcare
An inclusive environment for developing minds
Evidence-based curriculum to nurture a love of learning
Daily sensory activities/crafts embedded into the learning environment
Outdoor learning and exploration in the fresh air
Community field-trips to our nearby city park
Close proximity to local elementary schools and the junior high school
A learning environment designed for success and independence
Specialized and skilled staff members
Onsite speech therapists providing classroom support and private services
State-licensed program accepting state subsidy
Dedicated Infant Room
6 weeks to 24 months
Do you need a nurturing daycare environment for your sweet baby? Your infant will feel safe, loved, and happy while in our care with personalized attention and stimulating activities.
2 to 3 years
Is your toddler or child ready to take on the world? Our toddler care and early learning program will provide gentle guidance to engage your toddler in exploration, play, and learning.
3 to 6 years
Are you looking to lay a strong academic foundation for your child? Our preschool program will inspire a love of learning while fostering independence and self-confidence. Every day your child will be actively learning and having fun!
Before & After School
6 to 12 years
Do you need a safe and supportive environment for your child before/after school or during school breaks? We offer part-time care options for children up to age 12.
A Typical Day
We begin the day with free play and self-care routines to foster independence for handwashing and using the bathroom
After clean up, we move to circle time where we sing, read, and work on important social-emotional skills like listening to our friends, taking turns, and sharing
After breakfast, we head outside for recess and gross motor time
During our morning centers time, children are grouped by age and rotate between literacy enhancement and art
Following centers, we come together for science time
Next up is a healthy lunch, followed by quiet time, and then back outside for some fresh air and free play
Afternoon centers are followed by another healthy snack and child-directed learning indoors or outside (weather permitting)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer full and part-time enrollment?
Yes! Full-time is the ability to attend Monday-Friday. Part-time is the ability to attend the preschool 4 or fewer days a week (these days will be the same each week).
Do you offer a vacation week?
Yes! Each family gets one-week of "vacation" per calendar year where they do not have to pay that week's tuition.
Do you accept children who get a state subsidy for their tuition?
Yes! We are a state-licensed facility that accepts payment from the state for your child's enrollment.
Do you have before and after school care?
Yes! Please check with your student's school building to determine if they offer transportation to our center. At this time we do not offer transportation to and from our facility.
What curriculum do you use?
Early Literacy in Action: The Language-Focused Curriculum for Preschool which emphasizes the development of language skills as a key to learning. Both the curriculum and our teaching are inclusive of children of every ability and will support each child in learning and growing through individualized learning opportunities.
Do you let them watch TV? Honestly?
We usually don't have time! The exceptions are when we have inclement weather where the kids cannot go outside.
How do you accept tuition payments?
Check, Cash, or PayPal.
What holidays are you closed?
Southeast Little Learners is closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, open until noon on Christmas Eve, and closed all of Christmas Day. A full week's tuition must be paid during these weeks. A sign-up sheet will be issued to reserve care for the following days: Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.
Can my child get speech and language therapy without being enrolled in the preschool?
Yes! This will be based on current therapist availability and the availability of the family for the student to receive in-home therapy.
What is your discipline policy and approach?
Our policy and evidence-based practice show that positive based reinforcement strategies are among the most impactful for our learners. Southeast Little Learners Preschool will use the following strategies for managing all student behaviors while in attendance:
Use “first, then” statements to assist the child in understanding that completion of required tasks is followed by preferred items (e.g. First pick up the toys, then it is time for a snack). This helps reinforce the completion of learning tasks and keeps children moving through their learning experiences
Do not respond to attention-seeking behaviors in ways that reinforce unwanted behavior if children are engaging in undesired behavior (complaining, stomping foot, etc)
Assist children in identifying alternative actions in the presence of unwanted behavior (“if you want help you could say ‘help me please’)
Model appropriate communication and manners to children in all learning experiences (e.g. requesting items, requesting social communication from peers and adults, transitioning within learning tasks, requesting help)
Use child-directed learning where children pick appropriate preferred items with which to interact once work tasks are completed
Assist children in interpreting their own emotions
Our goal with these strategies is to:
Help children obtain meaningful social interactions with both adults and peers in an acceptable way.
Teach children to ask for help and other items when needed
Understand the needs of others around them and that give-and-take relationships are necessary to obtain what they want
Build communication skills and language
Build listening and direction following skills
Help children understand safe actions within their environment
Help students identify their emotional states and strategies for managing the state they are in based upon a given situation
Southeast Little Learners Preschool will not use:
Physical punishment of any kind
Harsh or abusive language towards any child
Any procedures that would knowingly neglect, frighten, or cause physical/emotional harm to a child