Welcome to Kindergarten Prep! 

Little Acorn is a wonderful place to begin a lifetime of learning. Kindergarten Prep is a year for learning, growing, making new friends, and for lots of fun too! Using a theme-based, whole child approach to learning, we teach the basics of literacy and math. This means our students get to experience the ways in which math, science, reading and writing are all connected.

Our days are filled with stories, letters, phonics, numbers, writing and many more activities. We will create art projects, investigate science topics, and make lots of Kindergarten Prep memories.

Our Kindergarten Prep class is perfect for students who are ready for a more structured program, but not yet age appropriate for Kindergarten. We emphasize Kindergarten readiness, while still ensuring we have fun every day!

Our monthly snack schedule is available for download on our About page. Snack is the same for all classes.

Check out our school calendar for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.


Sinead Brooks, Lead Teacher

Teacher Sinéad: My name is Sinéad Brooks (pronounced ‘Shinade’) and I am the lead Kindergarten Prep teacher at Little Acorn. I feel very privileged to be part of the Little Acorn team, and to be surrounded by our wonderful students and their families. Here is a little bit of information to help you get to know me…
 
I have been working at Little Acorn since 2014. I earned a Master’s in Teaching degree from WSU Vancouver in 2007. I hold my teaching certificate in Washington State and completed my Professional Certificate to become highly qualified in 2016. I grew up in Ireland and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Linguistics & German from Dublin City University. 
 
I married my wonderful husband, Dutch, in 1999 and we have 3 great children – Declan (graduated from Little Acorn in 2015) and my twins Elise and Rory, who still attend Little Acorn. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out, camping, traveling and, when I can squeeze it in, knitting.
 
As the lead Kindergarten Prep teacher, I am committed to providing a safe, inviting and positive learning environment for each child. I believe we are a team working together in your son/daughter’s education and I welcome parent involvement in and around the classroom.
 
Communication is a key part of your student’s learning, so I encourage you to let me know any questions or concerns you might have. I am usually available to chat before and after class, or by special arrangement

 

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Caroline Fields, Assistant Teacher

My name is Caroline Fields and I have been working at Little Acorn Preschool since 1997. I continue my education in Early Childhood by regularly taking classes offered through Clark College, Washington Stars Education Credits and Evergreen School Districts Early Learning Partners. Little Acorn is a very special program that provides creative curriculum and an engaging atmosphere. 

Our students learn, grow and thrive here, I am committed to providing a safe, inviting and positive learning environment for your child. It is my hope that this school year be filled with many successful experiences, helping to foster a life-long love of learning. Together we will read stories, solve problems, make friends, do messy art projects, sing, dance, learn about the world around us and have many, many engaging conversations along the way, I look forward to getting to know you and your families!

Here is a little information about me….

I am married and have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl, all former students of Little Acorn. In our spare time we enjoy camping and riding ATV’s at the Oregon Sand Dunes. I was born Buenos Aires, Argentina and speak some Spanish which I enjoying sharing with my students. I also have a dog and 3 cats. I love my job here at Little Acorn, working with young children has always been something I have enjoyed, it’s such a precious, tender and meaningful time in their lives.

Thanks for letting me be part of your child’s experience!