Program Description and Locations
We currently have 3 sites.
2 Locations in Arcata and 1 location in Eureka

NOTE: All children who enter the preschool room must be potty trained.

Location: 5050 Valley East, Arcata - Site offers;

Phone Number: 707-825-8400

INFANT ROOM

Infant care for children between the ages of 6 week-18 months.
3 options of schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:30
Full-day-7:45-5:30


TODDLER ROOM

Toddler room is for children between the ages of 18months-30months.
3 Options of schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:30
Full-day-7:45-5:30


PRESCHOOL ROOM

Preschool room is for children between the ages of 2-6 years old (the entrance of kindergarten)
3 Options of Schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:45
Full-day-7:45-5:30


Location: 1111 M st., Arcata - Site Offers;

Phone Number: 707-633-6280

PRESCHOOL ROOM

Preschool for children between the ages of 2-6 years old (the entrance of kindergarten)
3 Options of Schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:45
Full-day-7:45-5:30


PRE-K (Prerequisite required for Pre-K program)

Pre-k for children ages 4-6 and that has preschool experience.
2 Options of Schedule are available:

¾ day-7:45-3:00
Full-day-7:45-5:30


Prerequisite is due to the structured nature of the program and our desire to prepare children for kindergarten. Children must have prior experience in a group setting. Children must be able to interact with other children is a positive manner. Children must be able to follow directions and cooperate with teachers. Children must be between the ages of 4-6 years of age.


Location: 2725 Myrtle Ave, Eureka - Site offers;

Phone Number: 707-798-6085

INFANT ROOM

Infant care for children between the ages of 6 week-18 months.
3 options of schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:30
Full-day-7:45-5:30


TODDLER ROOM

Toddler room is for children between the ages of 18months-30months.
3 Options of schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:30
Full-day-7:45-5:30


PRESCHOOL ROOM

Preschool room is for children between the ages of 2-6 years old (the entrance of kindergarten)
3 Options of Schedule are available:

½ day-7:45-1:00
¾ day-7:45-3:45
Full-day-7:45-5:30


Transferring from classrooms

Our goal is to have children transfer from the infant room, to the toddler room, to the preschool room, and then to the Pre-k room, if space is available. Children that attend will have priority to all rooms if space is available. We try our hardest to make the transition from each room the same desired schedule for families. We will generally hold spots for children if needed for specific transitions into rooms. If it is longer than 2 months, parents could be responsible for holding us holding the spot.

Preschool and Toddler Room

All children must be dropped off by 9:00 am, unless prior arrangements’ have been made. Having all children dropped off by 9: am will help keep structure and flow in the classroom and helps the child transition during free play.

All Classrooms

At Little Learners, children’s play is supported by the thoughtful array of activities that each teacher presents. Play allows the whole child to develop. Children grow intellectually, physically, emotionally, and creatively. Our play-based program reflects children’s changing interests and abilities and our teachers create an environment and corresponding curriculum that encourages children’s exploration. Our teachers take the time to listen to children, engage them in conversations, and observe the ways they interact with others. Teachers use these observations to help children think about solving problems or answer a question as they learn to make sense of their world.


Daily Schedule in Infant Room

7:45-9:30- Arrival, free play, fine motor
9:45 - Snack (if needed)
9:45-10:45 - Naps, art activity & sensory play
10:45 - Diapering
11:00-11:45 - Outside time or walk in stroller
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
12:30-1:00 - Diapering, stories & songs
1:00 - Half day children depart
1:00-3:00 - Nap time
3:00-3:15 - Diapering
3:15-3:45 - Snack
3:30-3:45 - 3/4 Day children Departure
3:45-5:30 - Free Play, read stories, & manipulative activities
5:30 - Children Depart

*Infants will be fed, changed and able to nap as needed throughout the day.
Individual Daily reports will be posted daily- i.e.: meals and when diapers are changed


Daily Schedule in Preschool Room

7:45-9:30 - Free play and drop off (no later than 9:00)
9:45-9:50 - Clean up
9:50-10:15 - Circle Time
10:15-10:20 - Hand washing
10:20-10:35 - Snack
10:35-10:40 - Body movement
10:40-11:00 - Small groups
11:00-11:10 - Bathroom
11:00-11:55 - Outside Play
11:55-12:00 - Clean-up and line up
12:00-12:15 - Circle
12:15-12:20 - Handwashing
12:10-12:40 - Lunch
12:40-12:50 - Toothbrushing
12:45-1:10 - Outside 1:00-1/2 day children Departure
1:00-1:15 - Restroom
1:15-1:30 - Book reading
1:30-3:00 - Rest time
3:05-3:15 - Table work and restroom
3:10-3:15 - Hand washing
3:15-3:30 - Snack
3:30-3/4 - Day children Departure
3:30-3:45 - Jacket, shoes on and restroom
3:35-4:30 - Outside
4:30-4:45 - Clean-up outside and line-up
4:45-5:30 - Free play and/or story time
5:30 - Departure


Daily Schedule for Toddler Room

7:45-9:30 - Children arrive/Free play (no later than 9:00)
9:35 - Clean-up
9:40-9:50 - Circle
9:50-10:00 - Art time
10:00-10:10 - Hand washing
10:10-10:25 - Snack
10:25-10:45 - Diapering
10:45-11:45 - Outside time
11:45-11:55 - Handwashing
11:55-12:30 - Lunch and tooth brushing
12:30-12:50 - Free play/Outside
12:50-1:00 - Diapering
1:00 - Half day children depart
1:15-3:00 - Nap time
3:00-3:15 - Diapering and hand washing
3:15-3:30 - Snack
3:30-3/4 - day children depard
3:45-4:30 - Outside play
4:30-4:45 - Diapering and hand washing
4:45-5:00 - Story time/Art
5:00-5:30 - Free play
5:30 - Children Depart

(Diapering when needed and schedule times)
Individual Daily reports will be posted daily- i.e.: meals and when diapers are changed


Daily Schedule for Pre-K Room (Prerequisite required for entrance)

8:15-8:30 - Children Arrive (no later than 9:00)
8:30-9:15 - Free play
9:15-9:20 - Clean-up
9:20-9:45 - Group time
9:45-9:55 - Hand washing
9:55-10:15 - Snack
10:15-10:55 - Outside
10:55-11:00 - Clean up
11:00-11:15 - Group time
11:15-11:45 - Math, Literature, and Art Centers
11:45-11:55 - Hand washing
11:55-12:30 - Lunch and tooth brushing
12:30-1:00 - Outside
1:00-2:15 - Rest
2:15-2:35 - Group time
2:35-2:40 - Hand washing
2:40-3:00 - Snack
2:45-3:00 - Free play
3:00 - Children depart
3:00-5:30 - Afterschool activities and outside time