About Us

Little Learners is committed to providing the highest level of safety, care and cognitive development. As caregivers, we will ensure the health and safety of all children in our care by providing individual personalized responsive care and affection for each child.

We believe that children should learn through their own discovery. Our classrooms are child centered and use hands on activities, discussion, and critical thinking to develop knowledge. Learning will be inquiry based allowing children to connect their learning to the real world. Activities will incorporate multiple intelligences through manipulative items, books, music, and more.

We acknowledge that all children learn differently and may need accommodations and modifications. A safe, nurturing, positive environment will be created through a commitment to continued education and a culture of open minded thinking that provides developmentally appropriate learning strategies and to respect all people who enter our facility.

Our Staff

All Little Learners staff members strictly adhere to all State of CT Department of Public Health requirements for employment.  This includes but is not limited to a full background check, verification of physical health, immunizations, and ability to perform the assigned tasks.  At all times at least one CPR and First Aide certified staff will be present.  Most staff members are also certified to administer medications.  In addition, staff members attend monthly professional development sessions and are versed in the policies and procedures of the Center.  Staff members receive and review an Employee Handbook, a job description, and an orientation to the center.  All staff members are required to maintain child and family confidentiality.  The Employee Handbook, Center Policies and Procedures and State of CT guidelines are available to parents and families upon request.

In accordance with State of CT Requirements all staff members must participate in professional development activities that equal at least one (1) percent of total annual hours worked.

Professional Development Workshops include: Early childhood education, child development, licensing and regulations, health issues, nutrition, first aid, social services, child abuse laws, and programming for children with disabilities or special health care needs.

Little Learners – Ledyard

Miss Debbie
Miss DebbieSite Director
I live in Groton with my husband and our three children. I have been working with children since 2004. I graduated from Union Institute and University with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies with a concentration in administration. I also have my head teacher certification. I enjoy working with children because I love to see their reaction when they learn something. Their smiles can brighten anyone’s day!
Miss Megan
Miss MeganPreschool & Toddler Manager
I have worked for Little Learners Children’s Center since our doors opened in 2011! I am a certified head teacher and enjoy my role as the Preschool/Toddler manager and the Toddler room head teacher. I have been working with children for close to 10 years and I’m still learning just as much from them today as I did when I started. I have a great husband, a son and a dog.
Miss Jackie
Miss JackieInfant & Pre Toddler Manager
I have been at Little Learners since 2015, but I have been working in early childhood for over twenty years; I have worked in every position from infant room assistant to preschool head teacher to assistant director. I have my Connecticut Head Teacher certificate as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. I am a very creative person and enjoy doing crafts of all kinds. In my spare time, I enjoy doing things with my daughters, Mia and Lillian, like seeing movies, spending days at the beach, hiking at Bluff Point, and all kinds of traveling and site seeing.

Little Learners – Three Rivers

Miss Nicole
Miss Nicole Director & Preschool Head Teacher
Miss Nicole started Little Learners with her mom in 2011 and the company has been growing ever since. Although Nicole loves being the Director, her true passion is teaching. She has her Bachelors in Psychology and Early Childhood Education and has been working with kids for as long as she can remember. “Every day is a new adventure. I love to see the look on each child’s face when they accomplish something new!”

Employment Opportunities

All Little Learners staff members strictly adhere to all State of CT Department of Public Health requirements for employment.  This includes but is not limited to a full background check, verification of physical health, immunizations, and ability to perform the assigned tasks.  At all times at least one CPR and First Aide certified staff will be present.  Most staff members are also certified to administer medications.  In addition, staff members attend monthly professional development sessions and are versed in the policies and procedures of the Center.  Staff members receive and review an Employee Handbook, a job description, and an orientation to the center.  All staff members are required to maintain child and family confidentiality.  The Employee Handbook, Center Policies and Procedures and State of CT guidelines are available to parents and families upon request.

In accordance with State of CT Requirements all staff members must participate in professional development activities that equal at least one (1) percent of total annual hours worked.

Professional Development Workshops include: Early childhood education, child development, licensing and regulations, health issues, nutrition, first aid, social services, child abuse laws, and programming for children with disabilities or special health care needs.