Open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Welcome! Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Kelsi Carey, I am a native to Franklin County, growing up in Fairfield and raising my own family in Sheldon. I have two children, Lorelei and Mason, and a husband, David. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and over a decade of experience working with children ages 0-12 in both a school setting and home. Prior to opening my Little Acorns, I owned a registered childcare in my home in Sheldon for three years. Before that I had been a para-educator at an elementary school and a personal care attendant with special needs children. While my passion has always been early education, it was my love for my own children that got me into childcare in the first place. I wanted to keep them with me while I did what I love most: teaching children. Opening a childcare gave me the best of both worlds. I teach, guide and care for my childcare children the same way that I do my own. Now that my children a little older I wanted the chance to expand my business and when the opportunity came I just couldn’t pass it up.
Little Acorns Enrichment Center has an open-door policy which means parents or guardians can call or visit the program at their discretion. The involvement of families in any childcare program is crucial in creating a positive community environment, ideal for children’s growth and development. We are a team working together to enhance your children’s skills and to help them to grow into kind, intellectual, functioning members of the community. Children learn through play and benefit from a structured yet flexible schedule. A play-based, emergent curriculum is used to keep children engaged and in control of their learning while encouraging them to take chances and explore the world around them. The children within this program will be taught respect, accountability and honesty. Conflict is resolved using a guidance system that teaches children to express their emotions in a safe and effective manner. Activities will be offered which stimulate sensory motor development, language development and social interaction. The development of a strong self-esteem is also a critical goal, along with positive guidance to encourage the children to do their best and to become the best versions of themselves.
Little Acorns Enrichment Center