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.


Both our 3 year old and 4 year old classes are full. You are welcome to check in with us throughout the year for availability. Registration for the next year will be at the end of March or beginning of April, with more info to come.

TUITION FOR 2022-2023

2 days/wk- $275.00 per month

3 days/wk-$375.00 per month

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