We are a Christian enrichment preschool in Atascadero that is open 3 mornings a week during the school year. We offer a fun, hands on, developmental curriculum with a low child to teacher ratio (6:1).
Our desire is for each child to reach their highest potential, so we will come along side each of them and their families to laugh, learn, play, imagine, and love.
FALL REGISTRATION 2020-2021
DUE TO COVID 19'S SHELTER AT HOME POLICY, REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE BY EMAIL. BEGINNING AT 8:00AM ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL1 YOU MAY EMAIL THE DIRECTOR AT TO SIGN UP. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CHILD'S NAME, BIRTH DATE, DAYS YOU WOULD LIKE, YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER. NO DEPOSIT NEEDED AT THIS TIME, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED LATER REGARDING PAYMENT AND WHEN TO PICK UP PAPERWORK. ANY QUESTIONS CALL TRACY BROWN AT 805-466-2033. THANK YOU!
*2 classes available- 3 year old class, must be 3 by September 30 and INDEPENDENT IN USE OF
4 year old class, must be 4 by September 30
*Non-refundable registration fee of $120- DUE DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
-this fee covers start up supplies and field trips
*Registration is on a first come, first serve basis- space is limited!
*Registration is ongoing until all spaces are filled.
5545 Ardilla Ave
Atascadero, Ca. 93422
Meet the Teachers
My name is Tracy Brown. I am the director and Pre-K teacher. This is my 14th year here at Little Ark. I earned a BA in Child and Family Development from Cal Poly. I have taught and directed preschool, after school programs, and summer day camps. Two of my children attended Little Ark and had wonderful experiences. I have been married 29 years to my husband Mike, a mechanical engineer. We have 3 children: Jake, married and living in Oregon; Riley, graduated from Humboldt State and working in SLO as an environmental educator, and Matthew, a senior at Humboldt State.
My name is Jana Diller. I have been the 3-year-old teacher for 23 years. I earned a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from UCSB. I have 3 grown married children, Kellye, Travis, and Elizabeth, and 6 grandchildren. My children and my grandchildren attended Little Ark.
My name is Gail Holloway. This is my 16th year here, I have been an aide and a teacher. I completed my child development classes at Cuesta College. I have been married 31 years to my husband John, an electrician. We have 3 children: Ryan, living in Thousand Oaks; Scott, a senior at Chico State; and Lily, a sophomore at Chico State. They all attended Little Ark.
My name is Linda Menigoz. This is my 11th year working at Little Ark. My two sons attended Little Ark and loved their time here. I earned a BA from Cal Lutheran University, as well as my teaching credentials. I have been married 25 years to my husband Paul, an electrical engineer in SLO. We have 3 children: Noelle, working for the Girl Scouts as a recruitment specialist; Dean, a junior at Cal Poly; and Kent, a freshman at Chico State.
My name is Debby Wulff. This is my 2nd year working at Little Ark. I have a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly and my ECE units from Cuesta. Previously, I owned and operated Leaps and Bounds Daycare/ Preschool for 8 years. I have been married for 28 years to my husband, Ron, owner of Wulff Design-a Residential design company. We have 3 children who all attended Little Ark: Jaqueline, married and working as a nurse; Heather, pursuing her masters in speech pathology; and Sarah, a junior at Cal Poly.
Our mission is to create a positive impact on the lives of young children in a loving, enriching, Christian educational environment. We want to encourage children in self-discovery, promote in them a confident self-esteem, and nurture them to love God through learning about Him and His world.
Full policy here (PDF; 2019-2020):
Admission Information (Page 1):
Parent's Rights (Page 4):
Child's Health History (Page 2):
Emergency Treatment (Page 5):
Personal Rights (Page 3):
Physician's Report (Page 6):
Days and Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Mornings
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Attending 2 mornings a week, $250.00 per month
Attending 3 mornings a week, $350.00 per month
Tuition will be paid September through May
Example of 3-Year-Old Class Schedule
8:30- 8:45 Free Exploring
8:45- 8:50 Clean-Up
8:50- 9:10 Prayer, Attendance, Servant of the Day, Book
9:10- 9:30 Art/ Craft
9:30- 9:40 Bathroom
9:40- 10:00 Snack
10:00- 10:30 Playground
10:30- 10:40 Bathroom
10:40- 11:00 Circle Time (Flag Salute, Calendar, Bible Time, Nursery Rhymes, Shapes & Colors, Zoophonics)
11:00-11:15 Large and Small Motor Skills (Music, Movement, etc)
11:15- 11:30 Share Time, Prayer, Closing
11:35- 11:45 Table Activities (Playdough, Scissor Practice, Puzzles, etc)
Example of 4-Year-Old Class Schedule
8:00-8:40 Free Exploring
8:40-8:45 Clean up
8:45-9:00 Opening (Prayer, Attendance, Flag, Calendar)
9:00-9:15 Class Time: Group 1- (Numbers, Letters, Theme, Book); Group 2- (Craft)
9:15-9:30 Class Time: Group 2- (Numbers, Letters, Theme, Book); Group 1- (Craft)
9:30-9:45 Large Motor (Easel Painting, Music and Movement
Block/Dramatic Play, Science)
9:45-10:05 Small Motor (Phonics, Tracing/Writing)
10:05-10:30 Bathroom and Snack
11:00-11:05 Clean up
11:05-11:25 Songs,Bible Story and Verse,Character Trait
11:25-11:45 Sharing,Closing Prayer
11:45-12:00 Pick up,Quiet Activities