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About Us


MISSION

 At Little Pioneers we aspire to create an environment that is designed to meet each child's individual needs, and that allows them to be creative and independent.  Overall, we believe children need to feel nurtured, respected, and safe.  When children move on from LPP our goal is that they are not only academically prepared but have the confidence they need and are eager to learn.

CURRICULUM

We feel using a theme based curriculum gives children the foundation to explore and be actively engaged in learning and purposeful play.  Our themes are integrated throughout all areas including physical, social-emotional, cognitive, language, and creative development. 



HOURS OFFERED

 Open Monday thru Friday 

7:00am  to  5:00pm

Offering Half Day~ 8:30am to 12:00pm, 3/4 Day~ 9am to 3pm, And full day program from 7am to 5pm. 



Meet the Team

JENNIFER MAUZY~ OWNER 

HELLO I AM JENNIFER MAUZY, A MOM OF 4 AND GRANDMA OF 3. I STARTED WORKING WITH CHILDREN OVER 30 YEARS AGO AT A PRESCHOOL CENTER IN SANTEE.  A FEW YEARS LATER I STARTED A LICENSED HOME FAMILY DAYCARE. NOW THAT MY KIDS ARE  ALL GROWN-UP, I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN HERE AT LPP. I HAVE MY UNITS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, CPR & PEDIACTRIC FIRST-AIDE.

 LITTLE PIONEERS OPENED ON MARCH 3RD, 1997 BY LORI HARDING.


ALICIA HOSKINS ~ DIRECTOR

HI MY NAME IS ALICIA HOSKINS AND I'M THE DIRECTOR OF LITTLE PIONEERS. I STARTED TEACHING HERE IN MAY 2014 AND LPP HAS TRULY BECOME MY SECOND HOME.  I HAVE MY BA FROM SDSU IN CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, AND MY MASTER TEACHER PERMIT THROUGH THE CDCT.  THROUGH THE YEARS I'VE SPENT TEACHING MY LOVE AND PASSION FOR CHILDREN CONTINUES TO GROW.

HANNAH BOURASA~ TEACHER

HI MY NAME IS HANNAH BOURASA . I STARTED AT LPP IN FEB. 2018 AND HAVE LOVED MY TIME HERE EVER SINCE.  I AM IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING MY  LIBERAL STUDIES DEGREE IN EARLY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.  PREVIOUSLY I WORKED FOR AMERICAN MEDICAL RESPONSE AS AN EMT, AND WORKED AT SHARP MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN THE ER.  I LOVE TO WORK WITH CHILDREN AND COULDN'T IMAGINE MYSELF DOING ANYTHING ELSE.

 

GRACIE NICKLES~ TEACHER

HI MY NAME IS GRACIE NICKLES AND I AM 21 YEARS OLD.   I AM CURRENTLY ON TRACK TO OBTAIN MY ASSOCIATES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT FROM GROSSMONT COLLEGE.  WORKING WITH PRESCHOOL  AGE CHILDREN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE.

 

ALL STAFF IS FIRST AID AND CPR CERTIFIED 

Testimonials


Dee Marie reviewed Little Pioneers Preschool5 star

August 1, 2016 ·

If you are looking for a preschool in Alpine, look no further. Both of my girls flourished here and learned so much! As a parent, it is amazing to feel that those entrusted with caring for your children while you work care and love them as much as Miss Lori and her staff do. They are the best!

I am one of those parents that over worry about everything, so finding a preschool to put my kids in was a challenge. When I toured Little Pioneers my son and I both knew it was the best place for him. The teachers are amazing and very caring. There were days he would come in crying and they would comfort him. Then there were days I would come in crying and they would comfort me, being a first time mom is hard sometimes. My first born outgrew Little Pioneers and now my second son is there. Both of my sons learned so much and have fun doing it. There are always cute art projects that they can’t wait to show me at the end of the day. My older son who is now in Kindergarten was totally prepared for grade school and is now excelling.  I love Little Pioneers Preschool!

Lauren Hoskins

Calendar

JANUARY


Themes:

Winter

Artic animals

Pajama day

Closed

New Years Day Martin Luther King Jr Day

FEBRUARY


Themes: Valentines Day

Space

Valentine party

Parents night out

Closed

President's Day

MARCH


Themes:

St. Patrick's

Spring

Crazy hair day

St. Patrick's Day party

APRIL


Themes:

Easter

Zoo

Easter party

Superhero Day

FIELD TRIP

Children's Nature Retreat 

Closed

Good Friday 

JUNE


Themes:

Fairytales

Ocean

Disney Day Graduation Party  

JULY


Themes:

Summer Fun

Pirates 

Pirate party

Closed

4th of July 

AUGUST


Themes: Dinosaurs

Camping

Nature hike

Tie dye day

SEPTEMBER


Themes:

Dr Seuss

Circus

Crazy sock day

Closed

Labor Day 

OCTOBER


Themes:

Monster

Halloween

FIELD TRIP

Oma’s Pumpkin Patch

Halloween costume party  

NOVEMBER


Themes:

Fall

Thanksgiving

Picture Day

Thanksgiving party

Pajama day

Closed Thanksgiving Day & following day

DECEMBER


Themes: Christmas

Christmas party Closed

Christmas Eve and Christmas day 

Contact Us


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THANK YOU!