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.

Miss Debbie

Miss Debbie

Site 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 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!”

Ms. Katie

Ms. Katie

Preschool Co-teacher & Assistant Director

I’ve been working in childcare since 2015 with all ages from infancy to Kindergarten. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have a daughter named Charlette who now attends Little Learners as well. In my free time I enjoy yoga, reading and sleeping. My favorite part about working with children is knowing I get the chance to be someone who can greatly impact their futures in positive ways. 

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.