Welcome to our

Little Explorers Program! 

Our Little Explorers program is for our youngest preschoolers. Children must be 2 years old by the start of the program. The 9 month program runs from September-May. Our ratio is 6:1 with a maximum of 12 children. This program is held Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:45-11:45

Little Bean's Little Explorers program allows our youngest preschoolers the opportunity to explore through fun, loosely structured activities. Their mornings are filled with music, art, small group activities, and free play. This program offers a monthly theme and concentrates on age appropriate skills, such as color & shape recognition and counting skills. 

A lot of our Little Explorers program revolves play based learning. At Little Beans, we believe that children learn a lot from having the opportunity to explore their environment & socialize with their peers. All of the "toys" in our learning centers are chosen carefully, to ensure fun & learning at the same time.

There is a $30 non-refundable enrollment fee due at registration. Tuition is due monthly on the 1st of each month. As of September 2019, tuition will be $140/month.

daily Schedule

8:30-8:45- arrival

Our doors open up at 8:30.

8:45-9:30- free play

As the kids arrive they have time for free play in our various centers. This time allows them to get into the groove of the morning and meet & play with their little friends before we begin our day.

9:30-9:45- circle time

Our morning meeting time! We think it's important for the kids to feel like we're our own little community. We use this time to talk about what we'll be doing that morning, sing songs, dance, read a story, and talk about things that are important to each of them.

9:45-10:00- small group activity

Each month, our Little Explorers focus on a shape and color. We use this first small group time to reinforce one of those concepts in a fun way- painting, working on our monthly shape book, going on a color hunt, etc.

10:00-10:30- free play

Free play is an important time for the kids to learn social skills and different concepts from the many centers in our room which include- number center, discovery center, sensory bins, reading center, art center, writing center, and block center. Shhh- don't tell the kids, but everything in our room has a reason for being there. We purchase all of our "toys" to focus on specific age appropriate learning concepts.

10:30-10:45- snack time

Snack is provided by Little Beans and consist of milk or water and a small yummy snack such as crackers, cookies, fruit, etc.

10:45-11:00- story time

We read a short story that goes along with our monthly theme. We often use this time to sing themed songs also.

11:00-11:15- small group activity

We use this time to do a fun activity around our monthly theme. It could be an art project, gross motor skill activity, sensory fun, age appropriate science activity.

11:15-11:30- free play

As we finish up our last small group activity, we head to free play as our friends finish up, too.

11:30-11:45- closing circle time

A quick recap of what we did that morning & what we'll do when they come back. We often finish our morning with a favorite song.

Little Explorers

-ratio of 6:1

-must be 2 by Sept 1st

-Tuesday & Thursday mornings 8:45-11:45

$140/month

-maximum of 12 children

Spaces fill QUICKLY! It's never too early to sign your child up!  

Availability-

2019-2020- FILLED

2020-2021- FILLED

2021-2022- one spot open

2022-2023

You can request to be added to our waiting list for any year in the event a spot becomes available.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in our Little Explorers program.  

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