About Lil’ Squirrels

Thank you for showing interest in my preschool! I was born in February of 1967 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was one of three children raised by my father. I graduated from St. Francis High School in 1985 with honors, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May of 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with my area of specialization in Spanish. After 13 years of teaching in Albuquerque in the elementary classroom, I decided to continue my educational career at the preschool level. I saw the benefits with my own two children of developing their language skills and encouraging their love of books. I was determined to take my ideas and create an environment that was educational, nurturing, safe, and clean for other parents like myself. I started my preschool as a private home daycare in 2005 and in two years it had grown so quickly that I reorganized to the perfect Journal Center II location!

My program focuses on communication, language development, and literacy. I hope Lil’ Squirrels Preschool can provide everything you would like for your child’s growth, development, and happiness!

-Shirley

Opening Hours

Open 7:00AM – 6:00PM
Monday thru Friday

Before Care
7:00am – 9:00am

Curriculum Hours
9:00am – 3:30pm

After Care
3:30 – 6:00pm

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Mission

Our mission at Lil’ Squirrels Preschool is to develop a partnership with families and the staff to provide a safe, educational, and nurturing environment where children can learn and grow into independent, confident, and caring individuals MORE

Philosophy

Our philosophy emphasizes the importance of creating an environment where children feel safe and valued, their physical needs are met, and where they feel psychologically secure. MORE

Infant Room

The infant room at Lil’ Squirrels Preschool provides a warm, nurturing, and educational environment for growing babies. MORE

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