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Little Doves Children's Learning Center with God as our center and parents as our partners, we will nurture the total child — physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Little Doves is committed to creating a safe and fun environment. We believe that children experience the greatest growth when they feel secure and wanted. Little Doves will provide a warm, caring, comfortable and Christian environment for all children.

Little Doves Children's Learning Center

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Welcome

At Little Doves we believe that children experience the greatest growth when they feel secure and wanted. Little Doves provides a warm, caring, comfortable, Christian environment for all children.

We have established routines that are predictable and consistent. All children will be treated with honesty and respect. We will encourage them to treat others in the same way.

Our classrooms cultivate an unbiased atmosphere where children and parents are encouraged to share their individuality and celebrate diversity of thought and culture.

Please stop in and see us for a tour! We would love to meet you.

FAQ'S

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  • Tell me about your curriculum?

    The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't always just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. In their early years, children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching, tasting, listening, smelling, and looking). In using real objects, such as blocks, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors, and they notice relationships between things.

    The most important goal of our early childhood program is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to become active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners. We are teaching them how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives. We are allowing them to learn at their own pace and in the ways that are best for them. We are giving them good habits and attitudes, particularly a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives.

    Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

    Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group.
    Emotional: To help children experience pride and self-confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life.
    Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings.
    Physical: To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and to feel confident about what their own bodies can do.

    The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school

  • Tell me about your programs?

    Toddler Program: We encourage hands-on exploration and social interaction in a safe, engaging surrounding to help your child learn about his or her expanding world. Through the guidance of our early childhood development professionals, toddlers enjoy learning experiences that promote their developing independence and social skills. We offer opportunities that help toddlers build the confidence needed to prepare for the preschool years. We partner with families to support their child's potty-training success.

    Preschool Program: Teachers in the preschool classrooms promote emotional, physical, social, and intellectual development in a fun, engaging environment by presenting age-appropriate learning opportunities to encourage individual skills and independent choices. Nurturing each individual child to build upon his/her strengths and encouraging exploration of their world using art, sensory, literacy, and more. Creating learning centers that include language and readying construction, math, fine motor, art, dramatic play, science and sensory exploration, and outdoor learning. Providing activities to develop motor skills such as climbing and throwing. Establishing a relaxed environment to accommodate the unique disposition of the age group while fostering self-confidence and self-help skills.

    School Age Program: Our “Before and After School Program” offers homework time, arts, crafts, movies, and other fun activities. We are within walking distance of Mullenix Elementary. Little Doves staff walk children to and from school. We are on the Olalla Elementary bus route. We have indoor activity centers that offer art/crafts, board games, building toys, writing & reading areas, and various age appropriate toys that encourage imagination and social peer interaction. Our large outdoor area offers lots of room to run and play outdoor games.

  • What is your philosophy?

    We believe that children experience the greatest growth when they feel secure and wanted. Little Doves will provide a warm, caring, comfortable and Christian environment for all children.

    We have established routines that are predictable and consistent. All children will be treated with honesty and respect. We will encourage them to treat others in this manner.

    Our classrooms cultivate an unbiased atmosphere where children and parents are encouraged to see society in a way that celebrates diversity of thought and culture.

  • What are your enrollment requirements?

    We are licensed for ages 12 months through 12 years of age. Tuition varies according to the program and age of the child.

    School Year: Our school year runs from early September through late June.
    Summer: Our summer program is from the last day of the SKSD school year in June to the first day of school in September.
    Enrollment Requirements: Families must complete a comprehensive application, USDA form and payment contract. Children must be up-to-date on their immunizations or have a waiver signed by a health care professional. Families receive a Parent Handbook and a copy of our Disaster Plan. There is also an application fee of $75 for new enrollments or $55 for returning students.

    Please contact us to make arrangements to take a tour of Little Doves today!

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Qualified, Caring Staff

Little Doves Staff is committed to creating safe and fun Day Care and Before and After School Programs for your children. Little Doves is Washington State Licensed and staffed by experienced teachers who participate in research-based professional development through the Department of Early Learning STARS program.

Get In Touch

Little Doves Children's Learning Center
3901 Southeast Mullenix Road
Port Orchard, WA 98367


E: littledovesclc@gmail.com
P: 360.876.4306


Hours:
Monday through Friday, 5:45am to 6:00pm
We offer options of both part-time and full-time childcare.