About Lil’ Squirrels Preschool

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 in Albuquerque NM, 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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FAQs

Do Children Learn Or Will They Just Play?

Play is central to our program as it provides children with opportunities to learn in authentic situations where they are encouraged to discover, create, imagine, and to reflect on their learning. Activities for this preschool classroom include song, stories, finger play, snack times, outdoor play, lunchtime, rest time, art activities, and other activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills.

Why Should I Send My Child To Preschool Albuquerque?

Educators and psychologists agree that the single most important period in the development occurs from birth to age six. There is increasing evidence that attending summer preschool Programs in Albuquerque or getting high-quality early education program delivers lasting health and educational outcomes that prepare children for school and beyond.

When Should I Enroll My Children in an Early Learning Program?

Every child and every family’s needs are different. But it’s advisable to start an early education program between 6 months and 2 years. The first six years of a child’s life are crucial to the development of the child’s personality and intelligence.

Yes… Our preschool in Albuquerque offers summer childcare programs for school age children 5yrs – 7yrs. Summer Registration Fee: $55. Call for more information about summer child care programs or for registration! Dial (505) 228 – 2883 or visit https://www.lilsquirrels.com/summer

What Are the Kinds of Classrooms You Offer?

Rated as the best preschools Albuquerque, we have three classrooms that are designed for our toddlers. Our Acorn room for children 12-24 months, the Macadamia room for our younger two’s, and our Walnut room for our two’s and younger three’s.