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  • Welcome to Little Scholars Child Care for Lake County

    Learning Programs for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and School Age
    • Learning Center

      The Learning Center at Little Scholars will help your child get a jumpstart for the future

    • Our Classes

      Our Classes are geared towards Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten to age 12

    • Summer Camp

      The Summer Camp at Little Scholars is a great way for your children to learn and have fun.

    • Our Locations

      We have 3 prime locations to serve your needs throughout the Lake County Ohio area

  • Our philosophy is to provide a nurturing and secure environment where children can explore and learn about themselves and the world around them.

    • Full Day Sessions

      Little Scholars is a full day program designed for children to learn through a combination of play, laughter, conversation, and hands-on experiences.

    • Age Specific Classrooms

      From infants to school-age children, our teachers are able to focus on specific educational goals while creating a plan for each child’s individual growth.

    • Online Access

      Website and Mobile Apps allow parents to be involved in their child’s activities and communicate with teachers.

    • Family Involvement

      Events and programs throughout the year that encourage families to get together and become involved in their child’s early learning community.

    • Community Partnerships

      We value our position in the community as a leader in early childhood education and continue to participate in many events and programs throughout the county.

    • Total Children Cared For

      And Counting!

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      Diapers Changed per Year

      And Counting!

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      Meals Served per Year

      Nutritious and Delicious!

    • Preschool Graduates

      And Counting!

    • yrs
      Combined Teaching Experience

      We know our stuff!

    • +
      Field Trips per Year

      Educational and Fun!

  • Our Curriculum

    Our curriculum has four dedicated programs
  • We provided 4 programs ranging from 9 to 20 children, aged 18 months to 12 years of age.

  • Little Scholars provides children, from toddlers to school age, with interactive and developmental activities that help build vital academic and social skills geared towards success in the future.

    • Toddlers
      Toddlers
      • 18-36
        Months old
      • 9
        Class size
    • Preschool
      Preschool
      • 3-4
        Years old
      • 12
        Class size
    • Pre-Kindergarten
      Pre-Kindergarten
      • 4-5
        Years old
      • 15
        Class size
    • School Age
      School Age
      • 5-12
        Years old
      • 20
        Class size
  • We have been educating children for over twenty years. Our goal is to create a safe, engaging environment for each child.

    With multiple campuses across Lake County, Little Scholars offers top quality care and education for children of all ages.

    • Comprehensive reporting on individual achievement
    • Educational field trips and school presentations
    • Individual attention in a small-class setting
    • Learning program with after-school care
    • Advanced technological classroom settings
    • Positive learning environment for your child
    • Nationally Certified Curriculum

      Educated teachers utilize The Creative Curriculum in classrooms

    • Healthy Meals

      Nutritious meals and snacks monitored by the Ohio CACFP.

    • Advanced Classrooms

      Ipads and other technologies enhance classroom experience for today’s children.

    • Children Safety

      Secure buildings and classrooms through technology and training.

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  • Meet Our Directors

    With education and experience in early childhood care
  • Each Little Scholars campus boasts an administrative team with extensive experience in early childhood education

  • Our directors do it all. From assisting parents with paperwork or specific needs to making lunch and helping out in classrooms, our management staff goes above and beyond to ensure your family is cared for everyday.

    • Courtney Pohto
      Training and Account Manager, Willoughby

      Miss Courtney has 11 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She earned BAs in Psychology and Sociology from Arizona State University. Her favorite children’s author/illustrator is David Shannon, who always seems to make all age groups laugh. Courtney has a 6 year old son named Kaden, 2 cats and a chameleon. Her hobbies include drawing, painting, fitness/health/nutrition, traveling and interior design.

    • Allison Credico
      Campus Director, Willoughby

      Miss Allison has 9 years of Early Childhood Education experience and has been a part of Little Scholars for 8 years. She has an Early Childhood Education degree from Lakeland Community College. Allison has three children: Zoe, Landen, and Alyanna. She loves yellow rubber duckies and enjoys reading and sewing!

    • Mandi Gallagher
      Campus Director, South Mentor

      Hi, my name is Mandi Gallagher! I’ve been working in the early childhood field for almost 10 years now. I graduated with my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lakeland Community College. When I’m not working with children I enjoy spending time with my family, 3 dogs, and cat. I love taking my dogs on walks in the park, hanging out with my 2 year old brother, crafting, and going to see live music. I have a passion for working with children and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my career. I’m so excited to be a part of the Little Scholars team!

    • Miss Meaghan
      Campus Director, North Mentor

      Miss Meaghan has 13 years of Early Childhood Education Experience and a BA in Psychology from Cleveland State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband Aaron and loves to visit any kind of park to photograph nature. She also loves the beach and taking pictures of the sunset! Her favorite place in the world to go with her husband is Hocking Hills, the history and natural scenery is breathtaking!

    • Moreen Mott
      Chief Program Officer
    • Sharon Blanock
      School Age Program Coordinator, South Mentor

      Number of years in field: 15
      Education and training: Bachelors of Science in Education; vocational Consumer Homemaking from BGSU. Variety of workshops and early childhood classes from Lakeland Community College.
      Something personal: Favorite childrens author-Mo Willems. Married with 2 sons, 24 and 20 years old. I love to do crafts and decorating projects.

    • This daycare and its teachers are AMAZING!!! I’ve never felt so comfortable leaving my children somewhere. Please look at Little Scholars!

      Melissa A.
      Willoughby
    • The staff at Little Scholars are all such hard workers and extremely kind. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you Little Scholars!

      Sean H.
      North Mentor
    • I have known the owners for over 18 years. In that time all three of my children have at one time or another been in their care. This is a family owned company and it truly shows in the way they care for the kids.

      Steve T.
      Willoughby
    • We have been very pleased with Little Scholars and the capital investments they have made to their learning centers. There is excellent communication between teachers and parents and we couldn’t be happier.

      The Hackers
      South Mentor
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