ABOUT THE OWNER
Edie Little is a proud mother of a 10-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old daughter. She was a fifth grade teacher for four years before taking a giant leap of faith and opening her own childcare facility. Before moving into her first commercial location, Edie operated her facility out of her home for 2 and a half years. Prior to working in the public school field, she was an assistant director for a major child care center. Edie graduated with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership in 2010.
From Edie: "Through my experience as a public school teacher, as an assistant director in the private child care sector and most importantly, as a mother, I have seen the importance of a solid foundation that is needed for children entering in to school. I know that success is built from well-developed routines, providing a safe environment, strong academic focus and a healthy, natural diet. Little Learners Preschool has been blessed with having access to some of the most amazing and progressive Early Childhood Education trainings, which has impacted each and every teacher we have at LLP. We understand how crucial children's growth and development is from birth to 5-years-old. During these early years, children learn to form healthy social, emotional and academic skills. We collectively take the responsibility of helping each child achieve emotional and academic success very seriously. I want to be, along with each parent, a driving force in the success of our little learners."
"Hello, I am Kristian, better known as Ms. Kris. I am 26 years old and I have been with Little Learners since November 2013. I first started out as a toddler teacher and I have worked my way up to Co-Director. I began working in childcare 8 years ago, right after I graduated high school. I have always had a passion for children as I babysat a lot when I was younger. I have worked with all ages, from newborn to school age, but I must admit school age has always been my jam. I have a strong belief that early education is the foundation for every child's academic success. Building emotional connections, assisting in the development of social skills and being able to get all the cuddles make my job the most rewarding. After over a year's worth of hard work and dedication I have received my Directors credentials, completed the Conscious Discipline course and completed hundreds of hours worth of training in early education. When I am not at LLP, you can find me spending time with my fiancé, Chris, and our son, Bradeyn. I love going on family vacations to the coast, reading a good book and being able to just take a nap. My goal is to make your families experience at Little Learners a rich one."
"Hello! My name is Mrs. Ashley! I have been working in childcare for 11 years and I have been with LLP for 3 years now. I obtained my director's license in 2014 and I am currently taking the Conscious Discipline course to broaden my teaching skills. I love each and every child here so much. It is such a joy getting to teach them on a day to day basis. I got married to my beautiful wife in 2016 after being together for 10 years. We have a baby girl named Sydney who will be one in March! We also have a fur baby name Sadie that loves going to the dog park and on walks. We love going to visit friends, traveling, and going on walks and hikes. I am so happy to be able to be a part of each child's development."
PRE-K TEACHER/CURRICULUM COORDINATOR
"Hi, I am Ms. Amber. I am 29 years old with a rambunctious 5 year old. I have been with Little Learners since November 2014. I originally started out as the early toddler teacher but I have been the Pre-K teacher for 3 years now. I have made some great friends at LLP that I now consider family. We really have a fantastic team. I have had extensive training in various childcare related topics. I have gone through and completed the CDA training course, TRS training, Frog Street curriculum training as well as Conscious Discipline training. I am currently in school to earn a degree in k-6 education. My goal is to become a science teacher. I enjoy learning new ways to help children become successful whether that be emotional regulation or academically. The way the children light up when they discover new things or learn a new task is what makes every bit of the job worth it. I am truly amazed at how fast children grow and develop in such a small amount of time. I take great pride in being apart of each child's growth. When I am not working, you can find me spending time with my son. We love creating art, playing with hot wheels, and building with Legos. My "grown up" hobbies include drawing, reading and learning new things."
JUNIOR PRE-K TEACHER
"Hello, my name is Maritza and I am 19 years old. I graduated from Round Rock High school in 2016. I will have been with LLP a year in June. Before I came to work at LLP, I volunteered in a Licensed in-home daycare for 4 years. My previous childcare experience includes infants, toddlers and children with special needs and/or disabilities. I have a 2 year old baby girl named Saniya that is my world! Working with children truly is a passion of mine. I love being apart of a child's development and I plan on continuing my education to become a Public school teacher."
"My name is Erika Wooldridge. I am the cook/floater at Little Learners. I have been in child care for four years. I have a seven year old son who is my everything! Before working in child care I worked in home health care. I was a caregiver for 8 years before I made the switch to childcare. I have truly enjoyed watching all the kiddos grow. I like watching football, listening to music, reading and spending time with my family. In the future I plan on going back to school to further my education and obtain a job in the medical field."
"Hi, I am Ms. Alyssa. I am 25 years old and I have been with Little Learners for 3 years. I love working with kids and have so much fun spending time with them each day. My hobbies outside of work include shopping, watching movies, reading and watching football. I love my family."
PRE-K ASSISTANT TEACHER/FLOATER
"Hello! My name is Carolyn Leal. I am 29 years old from Edinburg, TX (AKA "The Valley"). I moved to Austin a little less than a year ago. My favorite hobbies include baking, fishing, traveling, singing, the beach, concerts and the Houston Rodeo. I am engaged and will be saying "I do" in June of 2018. I have no children of my own, but I do love kids. I currently have an Associates in Elementary Education and my ultimate goal is to finish up my bachelors to become a full time Teacher. I look forward to getting to know each one of you and your kiddos."
"My name is Maria and I am so excited to be joining Little Learners. I am a proud mother of three beautiful girls: Cambrya-16, Corianna-8, and my little fireball, Corianne-4. I have over 5 years experience working with infants and early toddlers. I like to say I have grown up around childcare as my mother owned an in home daycare throughout my childhood. In my free time (what is that?!) I enjoy getting lost in a good book. I am also very involved in my Church worship group. I am excited to watch your little ones grow and develop. Thank you for entrusting me with your most precious gifts."