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Our daughter joined Little Learners Preschool shortly before her 4th birthday. In less than 6 months she has learned the phonetic sounds to all letters and is beginning pre-reading activities. Her writing skills have increased and she is now working on simple addition equations. We have been impressed that the curriculum at school is customized to each child and where they are in their learning journey. This allows all of the children to learn at the pace that is right for them and to feel a great sense of accomplishment for their achievements.Our daughter enjoys the variety of having multiple teachers.They each have extensive education backgrounds and offer different styles of learning which keeps things fresh. We have been impressed by the communication that occurs between the teachers so they are all in tune to the children’s individual learning plans. From cooking lessons, to science experiments, indoor and outdoor play, Bible lessons and songs, art, music, martial arts and more, all of the teachers focus on making the learning experience a fun experience. Little Learners provides a caring and loving environment. It is truly a place that makes learning fun and where our daughter enjoys going every day! ~Dan and Wendy Farrell
Just like the other reviews on this page, I can't say enough good things about Little Learners! Our daughter was struggling in a bigger daycare setting, so moving her to a smaller, Christian, in-home setting was my goal. The minute I talked to Leah (owner) on the phone, I knew this was the place to be. Our daughter blossomed right before our eyes at Little Learners! By the end of the first week, she was completely comfortable with the setting, the teachers and her new friends. Like all kids, she struggled with a few issues while trying to navigate life at 4 and 5 years of age, but the teachers worked with her individually to allow her to learn and to grow.
It was amazing to watch her learn reading and math concepts while playing (instead of always using paper and pencil). Concepts are taught in a playful, hands-on manner so kids naturally love to learn new things. The science and history lessons are appropriate for children as well. When the weather is nice, they learn outdoors by playing games, planting and tending to a garden, talking about nature, conducting experiments, etc. The art and music lessons were beyond anything I ever expected her to learn. The kids learn by movement (not always sitting), through music (listening and mimicking) and through play (with each other and via role playing). Also, attending a martial arts class twice a month during preschool hours was not only fun for her, but so convenient for parents!
Sending our daughter to Little Learners exceeded every expectation I had. Our daughter learned not only academically, but also socially and emotionally. She learned empathy, sympathy, and compassion for the other kids, for their families, the teachers and for the world. I too was oddly heartbroken to send our daughter to kindergarten, but she was more than ready. And we're hoping our youngest daughter will also be able to attend when she's older. We feel so blessed to have found Little Learners and to be a member of the close-knit family! ~ Sara Tignor
Thank you Little Learners for providing the best care and schooling for my daughter during our brief time in Kansas. After moving from the area and searching for a new preschool, I quickly realized that Little Learners sets the standard for high quality preschool programs. The teachers have created an environment that fosters a love of learning while developing their social and emotional intelligence, and the small, mixed-ages program is perfect for individualized learning and mentoring opportunities. During our seven months at Little Learners, we became part of the close-knit family and I am so grateful for our time there. ~ Jennifer Diaz
My son Garrett is 4 years old and has been going to Little Learners since October 2016. I can't say enough wonderful things about Little Learners with Miss Leah (the owner and teacher) and Miss Amy (teacher). They both deeply care about the kids and the curriculum. Garrett had gone to two other schools before I moved him to Little Learners. I decided to move him to Little Learners because I noticed Garrett was struggling a bit with large classrooms. He would come home sad and act out and would finally say that other kids were being mean to him. I'm sure he also did his fair share of not being nice but I also noticed he wasn't learning that much when I know the teachers were teaching the kids a lot! We loved the other schools and I knew it wasn't the schools or teachers but realized it was the large class sizes. I love that this school is smaller and they really give a lot more one on one attention to each child. They even do an extensive review for each parent to tell you where your child is in their learning. I can tell a difference in Garrett's overall demeanor with his love for learning, what he's learned and his interactions with the other kids. He's already learned a ton from them and it showed during his parent-teacher progress report with the owner Leah. I of course also love how much they incorporate God in the curriculum and learning more about God and the Bible stories. Garrett is genuinely excited to tell me all about what he's done at school and about how much fun he has with the teachers and his friends. He tells me at bedtime I love Miss Leah and Miss Amy..they are both SO nice. We absolutely love this school!! So grateful for Miss Leah and Miss Amy!!! It's the absolute best!!!!
~ Molly Smalley
My husband and I have had two children go to Little Learners Preschool. My daughter started when she was 2 1/2 years old, and is now in the second grade. My son also 2 years ago around the same age and is currently attending. My daughter adjusted relatively easily to a structured preschool. Within months she was sounding out words, and was reading quite well by three! Leah was able to teach my daughter things I never could, and when it came time for her to start kindergarten, she was more than ready! She tested in the 98-99% for math and reading and is still one of the best students in her class. She thrived on the structure and I was always so pleased to get detailed reports from Miss Leah about how she had done, and how Leah took the time to talk through parenting strategies and what she was seeing with development and behavior at school. It definitely helped her transition to the structure of kindergarten. She was more than prepared!
Little Learners preschool has had such a positive impact on my four year old son! There are so many features we love about the school. Not only did we absolutely love Leah's organized lesson planning and warm nature, we found out we would get to have two more teachers, Amy and Susan who bring their knowledge and experience to the lesson plans as well. We have really enjoyed the consistent team aspect of learning. Another feature we have really enjoyed is the chance to experience extracurricular activities within the school. We have chosen Art and Martial Arts right now. In the future we will be doing piano lessons. We can already see so much confidence building inside Griffen each day. He has already started reading after only attending the school for 3 months and is doing well in writing and math as well! There is no doubt he will have a wonderful foundation for Kindergarten!
~ Lisa and Brent Forck
Leah offers a one-of-a-kind service! My daughter loves Leah and the children she interacted with there. It's a nurturing and safe environment full of many different activities introduced to stimulate the child. I just can not say enough about Leah, her program or the environment that is provided. Speaking of her program specifically, my 3 year old daughter is reading and writing, has been introduced to and is completing simple math ideas. She also has had the great pleasure of learning about science, and the things around us (plants, animals, growing things, etc, hands on), she has had the opportunities to take part in structured music, art and yoga (martial arts also was an option). Our older daughter went to a preschool at a church, and didn't learn a third of those things until she started kindergarten, so Leah has really taken our younger daughter to such a higher level of learning, and in such a loving manner.
~ Charlene Rood
Little Learners Preschool is an incredible place to take your children if you want them to grow in all aspects of life. After searching high and low, interview after interview we finally found a place we felt comfortable with for our daughter Aalayna. I cannot begin to express the growth in my child both academically but socially within this preschool. Mrs. Leah and Mrs. Amy are two of the most warm,
loving and caring women I have come to love and adore. I was super nervous with challenges my daughter had starting school but both of these women took time, not just to accept her into their school but to curb to her learning abilities. They invest in your child at this school and make you feel like you are their family and love your child like their own. We love this place so much that we have another child about to join. If you are interested in a place who will truly take the time to love on your child, nurture your child and ensure your child is successful and sets a path for their education this place is for you! I cannot express into words how blessed we are to have found this place. We wouldn't choose another place. ~ Tricia Diamond
I sent my son to to Little Learner's Preschool when he was 4-he turned 5 a few months later. He was a little bit older than the other children and was astonished that children who were younger were reading and doing math; but Leah put him at ease and immediately began to work with him on his letters, sounds, numbers, math, art etc. I was amazed how much he learned in such a short period of time. Within 6 months of being at Little Learners he can add, subtract, establish patterns, read, and his speed of processing has soared, not to mention his self-confidence! He had attended 2 other "pre-schools" before coming to Little Learners and he learned more in a few months than in 2 years in the other facilities.I am so happy that I can sit down with him and have him read me a story before bed or when we drive by a store sign he sounds out the name or words on the sign. I know he is ready to enter Kindergarten with the confidence and abilities to succeed. My only regret is that I wasted 2 years in other facilities and not sending him to the Little Learners Preschool when he was 2. I can't say enough about how wonderful this preschool is and you couldn't ask for a better teacher and person than Leah. Rest assured your child will be loved, taught and enriched from attending Little Learners Preschool.
~ Seinda Foresman
My children have been going to Little Learners Preschool Inc. with Mrs. Leah for over five years. My son, Quinn, who is now 7, started with Leah when he was 2 years old. Over the course of 5 years I watched my son grow tremendously! Quinn is like any young boy and many times could be a behavioral problem. Leah gave our family many tools to work WITH our son and not against him. She constantly encouraged a collaborative relationship between my husband and I and her. Never did she ever give up on my son and he is truly a better kid because of her! Leah has always treated both of my children as her own. As a working mother, I have taken great comfort in knowing that my children are loved and nurtured at school just as if they were at home. My children genuinely love Leah and constantly talk about their school experiences and lessons.Although this was not the most important thing to me- my children have always excelled far beyond others their age. My children are not gifted academically but have been fortunate to be exposed to so many avenues of education because of Leah. I have been working in education for over 13 years and I feel like I am pretty picky about who my children are exposed to as well as I know what to expect from a school and a teacher. I can honestly say- Little Learners Preschool Inc is the best preschool I have ever been to. My children have recently left Leah :( and are now both in Elementary school- however, I will continue to keep in touch with Leah not only because my kids miss her dearly but so do I! Leah was not only my children's teacher but a great friend to our family. She is honest, loyal and trustwothy and we have been so blessed to have had a chance to have her as part of our lives. I highly recommend this school!
~ Krista McGee
Our 2 girls, Grace and Kate, went to Leah’s Little Learners Preschool 3 and 4 years before starting kindergarten, respectively. They have completely different personalities, but they both loved going to Little Learners. They enjoyed the small class environment, the fact that it is an in-house setting, the schedule, the various activities, nap time with their friends, and of course Miss Leah. They learned so much during those years in areas like math, science, reading, art, music, etc. Leah is extremely good at understanding each student’s needs and she is able to bring out the best in them. She developed specific curriculum and spent time with each kid individually. They learned to read and write at Little Learners and were so excited to read to Miss Leah everyday! It was very difficult for them to leave for kindergarten. Leah prepared them very well for school in every aspect (academic, social, etc) and to this day, both girls are at the top of their class, read at 2 grade levels above their current grade, and are very well integrated in their class and school. They both say that Miss Leah is the best teacher they ever had and love to visit her. We would highly recommend Little Learners.
~ Eric Laille
We were very happy with our family's experience at Little Learners Preschool Inc. It really was a family affair as I feel Leah took the interest into knowing our son and our family’s values. We were very impressed with Leah's warm and caring personality right from the start and we know our child loves school because of her enthusiasm for her students and the personalized attention he received. She has designed her program to be a rich and stimulating environment and you can tell her passion for children provides her with the fuel to run an outstanding program. Her preschool is a clean, bright, well-organized environment for the students to be surrounded by an appetizing and inviting learning area. One of my favorite things about Ms. Leah's was her excellent communication. We always knew what our son was talking and learning about at school so we could reinforce his home school connections to enhance his preschool experience. It was the little comments like him saying "did you know frogs eat bugs?” “I’m going to be kind to my brother”, or “that has the "b" sound in it” when talking about something at the dinner table that let us know he was synthesizing all his preschool knowledge to his everyday activities. We loved and looked forward to the daily emails to update us on what he was studying, eating, how he was behaving, and photos to let us see his participation. Ms. Leah also provides extremely thorough progress reports to let us know how our son was performing and changing. The extra classes available at Ms. Leah's gave our son additional opportunities to follow directions and participate in group activities. With these extra teachers our son was able to learn expectations at these times and widen his exposure to different activities. We loved seeing his “yoga moves” and his martial arts balancing skills. Our son's favorite activities at preschool included: martial arts, outdoor play, student performed puppet shows, and bible verse activities. Ms. Leah does a wonderful job of making these concepts age appropriate and integrated into their daily lives. I could tell this from my son's comments and word choices and his use of newly acquired vocabulary related to his experiences at school. Ms. Leah did a wonderful job of translating difficult adult concepts into a digestible forms which included kindness to others, respect, honoring your parents, overcoming adversities, and faith. As an educator myself, I take my child's earlyschool experiences very seriously. Our son was excited to go to school each day and genuinely enjoyed learning. His preschool exposure to a variety of units increased his curiosity and allowed us to continue his learning and skill development at home. He learned great phonological awareness skills (i.e., rhyming, first sound identification, and segmentation). At the beginning of his time with Ms. Leah, our son was reluctant to talk and participate with the other children. The small and personalized class size gave our child the opportunity to develop from a shy and cautious student into a confident and outgoing learner. He was 2.5 years old when he started at Little Learners. He really benefitted from the multiple age levels and would often comment on higher-level skills he observed the other kids doing especially in the area of letter-sound acquisition and other pre-reading skills. He made great connections with the other kids and would talk of them often and fondly at home. We were very happy with our family's experience!
~ Lisa Bergeson
Leah's standards and expectations are very high, far beyond other preschools. I called a dozen preschools around town asking about their curriculum and well they didn't really have a curriculum for preschoolers. We were searching for an education beyond coloring books and my husband had a colleague whose child attended Leah's preschool. After talking with he and his wife we knew we'd hit the jackpot. Finally someone who actually taught young children! We've had 2 kids attend her preschool over a span of 3 years. One of the things I loved was her commitment to the kids' education, she made sure my kids were rock solid and didn't just push them along. Both girls were reading, writing, and doing early math before kindergarten. In fact, my oldest daughters’ kindergarten teacher said she had the best reading comprehension in the classroom. Both kids felt like preschool was a safe place - they always felt successful and confident while learning. I'd never had a child come home feeling bad about school. They were always excited to show me what they had learned. Both of our kids looked forward to school, playing and trying new foods. My kids enjoyed the extra classes; in fact, we are currently enrolled in martial arts to continue what they learned at Little Learners. One of my girls is musically talented so piano time/music class was a big hit for her. The girls always looked forward to the zoo field trip and to the fall family party at the horse ranch. Actually, we fell in love with the horse ranch so much that my oldest has taken horse lessons from them for the past 3 years. Leah has become far more than a teacher-she's a true friend. We've loved working with her; she genuinely loves children and has their best interest at heart.
~ Joni Archer
My son has been attending Little Learners for one year - he began attending when he was almost 3 and is now almost 4. In this past year he has learned so much (colors, letters, shapes, etc), but the most amazing thing is that he is beginning to read - at 3 years old!!!!! My husband and I could not be more pleased with Leah and her incredible program. Our son loves to attend and has grown so much this past year. Not only is this school academically superb, but it is full of excellence in every area! Our son participates in the monthly Yoga and Martial Arts classes and has so much fun! We believe in what Leah is doing and would recommend this wonderful preschool to anyone!
~ Jeannie Purkey
Leah is amazing! We enrolled our three year old at Little Leaners Preschool in August of 2007 and she was reading by December of the same year. Our daughter just finished kindergarten and is reading at a third grade, first month level. Leah is loving & treats each child as her own. We love the Christian environment, too. They sing songs about Jesus & Leah is teaching them Christian values.The extra-curricular activities are fantastic. We even had the opportunity to let our daughter have private voice & piano lessons at Leah's during the school day. When we first enrolled, we were concerned about the lunch program because our daughter is a very picky eater. Leah got our daughter to eat things she still won't eat for us, but at least we know she'd eat them for Ms. Leah.Leah is truly a blessing and we are so grateful to her for all the work she did with our daughter. Our only regret is that we didn't find her before our son started school!
~ Libby Tullis
It has been a true blessing for our daughter to attend this school. She has come out of her shell and has made major strides when it comes to her education. Ms. Leah has done a great job working with her special talents and her needs. We love her and we are looking forward to sending her our next child.
I would highly recommend Leah's Little Learner's Preschool! Leah provides a very fun and structured environment that the kids just love while at the same time learn something new everyday! Leah is truly passionate about her kids' learning at the same time having fun. Our daughter has been at Leah's for about 6 months, and she absolutely loves "Mia's" (that's what she calls Miss Leah...). Leah truly customizes each child's curriculum, activities and pace. She gives frequent updates/reports, and works with you in order to continue activities at home that will help reinforce what they are learning at school. Would highly recommend Leah's!
~ Dan Farrell
My son (Grady,3) has been at Little Learners Preschool for about 6 months. And he has learned so much in these last 6 months!! He loves the school and his friends! It's like a little family! I am so happy that I found Leah's school and she has given my son the chance for a headstart in life!
~ Shelly Kuhasz
I highly recommend Leah's In Home Preschool. Prior to our daughter's enrollment, it was important to my husband and I to meet with Leah. During the interview, we were impressed with her educational background, her sincere personality and her love for children. The home set-up was important to us as well. We enjoyed seeing artwork displayed, learning stations, lots of books and a very clean loving home. We feel confident with our daughter's learning environment, because we see her progress at home (she's not even 2). Leah communicates well with us about our daughter's day, her progress and future needs. We feel confident about her placement at Leah's and enjoy knowing that our daughter loves it there!
Our daughter came to Little Learner's Preschool at age 2.5 when we moved to Kansas. We were looking for a preschool that would challenge her keen mind, but did not want her in a large preschool setting. Little Learners was the caring, home-based environment we were looking for and with Leah's teaching experience and credentials we were confident it was the right place for our daughter.During her two years of time there we were so grateful for Leah. She has been both a wonderful teacher and care giver to our daughter. She taught her to read (she left reading at a second grade level) and write. She learned basic math and so many things is it simply amazing. Leah figured out what it is that makes Alethea tick and then provided her with educational and social activities that challenged her and rewarded her. She also made sure she ate well and always planned fun activities like visits from Santa, the Zoo and fun classes. We were reassured that she put thought and attention into who attended school to make sure everyone was compatible. We loved the small setting with customized learning and indivdual attention. Most of all we loved Leah's infectious positive attitude and the love she showered on our daughter everday. Alethea really blossomed under her care and teaching. We highly recommend Little Learners Preschool.
~ Ryan and Ricarda Miller
I feel so blessed to have found Leah's Little Learners Preschool. I started my 2 year old daughter there last month and I am so glad I did. I find myself amazed each day I drop her off and she wants to go and then each day I pick her up and she has learned something new and is having such a great time. In one month the progress my daughter has made is amazing. The care that Leah gives is so nurturing and educational and fun. I feel that my daughter is very safe when she is with Leah. I was impressed at how selective and how much thought Leah puts into making sure that possible new children fit in with her current children, it shows how much she really cares. Even in the short time we have been going to Leah's, I already feel like she's a part of the family. What more could you ask for. Like I said, I feel blessed.
~ Shelly Drury
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