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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.

FALL REGISTRATION  2024-2025

*Two classes available:

  • 3 year old class, must be 3 by September 30 and INDEPENDENT IN USE OF BATHROOM

  • 4 year old class, must be 4 by September 30

*Registration begins Tuesday, March 26 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at the school

  • Non-refundable registration fee of $120 DUE AT TIME OF SIGN UP, cash or check only

  • Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited!

  • After this date, registration will be ongoing Tuesday thru Thursday until all spots are filled. You may call between 12 and 1, 805-466-9544

  • Questions? Please email the director: [email protected]

  • Currently enrolled families will register on Tuesday, March 19

****LITTLE ARK WILL BE RETIRING JUNE 2025. WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WONDERFUL 45TH AND FINAL YEAR!!!

Contact Info:                                                                TUITION:

5545 Ardilla Ave                                                                    3 days a week: $385/mo.

Atascadero, Ca. 93422                                                         2 days a week: $285/mo.

(805) 466-9544

[email protected]

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ABOUT US

Meet the Teachers

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My name is Tracy Brown. I am the director and Pre-K teacher. This is my 18th 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 33 years to my husband Mike, a retired mechanical engineer. We have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

My name is Jana Diller. I have been the 3-year-old teacher for 27 years. I earned a BA in Speech and Hearing Science from UCSB. I have 3 grown married children, Kellye, Travis, and Elizabeth, and 7 grandchildren. My children and grandchildren attended Little Ark.

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My name is Gail Holloway. This is my 20th year here, I have been an aide and a teacher. I completed my child development classes at Cuesta College. I have been married 35 years to my husband John, an electrician. We have 3 children: Ryan, Scott, and Lily. They all attended Little Ark, and had fantastic experiences.

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My name is Linda Menigoz. This is my 13th year at Little Ark. I earned my BA and teaching credential from Cal Lutheran University. I Have also worked as a substitute teacher for AUSD for 20+ years. My husband and I are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. We have 3 grown children, two of which attended Little Ark.

MEET THE TEACHERS

POLICY

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 2024 policy here:

ADMISSION FORMS

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):
POLICY

Days and Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Mornings
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Prices

Attending 2 mornings a week, $285.00 per month
Attending 3 mornings a week, $385.00 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  

DAYS AND HOURS
EXTRA
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