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.
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 13th 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 28 years to my husband Mike, a mechanical engineer. We have 3 children: Jake, married and living in Oregon; Riley, a senior at Humboldt State, and Matthew, a junior at Humboldt State.
My name is Jana Diller. I have been the 3-year-old teacher for 22 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 15th year here, I have been an aide and a teacher. I completed my child development classes at Cuesta College. I have been married 30 years to my husband John, an electrician. We have 3 children: Ryan, recently graduated from Chico State; Scott, a junior at Chico State; and Lily, a freshman at Chico State. They all attended Little Ark.
My name is Linda Menigoz. This is my 10th 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 24 years to my husband Paul, an electrical engineer in SLO. We have 3 children: Noelle, recently graduated from TSU and working for the Girl Scouts as a recruitment specialist; Dean, a junior Cal Poly; and Kent, a senior at Atascadero High.
My name is Debby Wulff. This is my first 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 27 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, a recent graduate of Davis; and Sarah, a sophomore 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, $240.00 per month
Attending 3 mornings a week, $340.00 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