Our owner and director, Arlene McMahon, has served in the early childhood field for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, administrator, and professional development facilitator. She remains active in the early childhood community and believes in inspiring the next generation of teachers. Owning a child care center was her dream and in May 2016 she purchased Little Acorns Learning Center; making her dream a reality. She and her husband Bill live in Summit Township with their three children and dog Zoey.
Each of our lead classroom teachers has a degree in education and is certified in pediatric first aid. All are caring individuals who have experience working in the early childhood field. Because class sizes are small teachers get to know all the children in the center which helps make transitioning from one classroom to the next easier on the children and families. Teachers are required to attend fire safety and professional development training each year.
Our assistant teachers either have their Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) or are working on receiving it. A CDA is a national certificate insuring that each certificate holder knows how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children. Assistant teachers are required to attend fire safety and professional development training each year.