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About Us

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 in the

3 year old class, 8:1 in the 4 year old class (compared to the State required 12:1 ratio).

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.


*Registration for the upcoming year has begun! We still have some spots available in our 3 year old class (must be 3 by September 30 and independent in the bathroom-potty and poop). To register, you may come by the preschool Tuesday-Thursday between noon and 1pm.

*Non-refundable registration fee of $120 DUE AT TIME OF SIGN UP, CASH OR CHECK ONLY

*Questions? Please email the director:

Contact Info:

5545 Ardilla Ave

Atascadero, Ca. 93422

(805) 466-9544

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Meet the Teachers


My name is Tracy Brown. I am the director and Pre-K teacher. This is my 16th 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 31 years to my husband Mike, a mechanical engineer. We have 3 children: Jake, married and living in Oregon; Riley, married and living in Creston (who gave us our first grandchild this summer!), and Matt, a filmmaker.

My name is Jana Diller. I have been the 3-year-old teacher for 25 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 with one on the way. My children and my grandchildren attended Little Ark.


My name is Gail Holloway. This is my 18th year here, I have been an aide and a teacher. I completed my child development classes at Cuesta College. I have been married 33 years to my husband John, an electrician. We have 3 children: Ryan, Scott, and Lily. They all attended Little Ark, and had fantastic experiences.


My name is Tanya Beck. I teach art lessons to many grade levels through Lighthouse Atascadero Outreach Program, Children's Creative Project and the Artist in Residence Program with Atascadero Unified School District. I have been happily married for 21 years. We have 3 children who all attended Little Ark and had amazing experiences.



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; 2021-2022):


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, $275.00 per month
Attending 3 mornings a week, $375.00 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)

9:00-9:20       Small Groups                        

9:20-9:30       Circle Time (Calendar, Book,Songs)                    

9:30-9:55       Craft and Teaching Time

10:00-10:30   Bathroom and Snack

10:30-10:45   Show and Tell, Bible Story

10:45-11:15   Playground

11:20-11:40   Music and Movement

11:40-11:45   Character Development/Closing

11:45-12:00   Quiet Activities/Pick up  

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