About Little Sprouts
Little Sprouts Daycare + Preschool, LLC was founded by two passionate mothers of the greater Lanark area. Cari and Stacy are both owners and classroom teachers of Little Sprouts. Between them they have nearly 30 years of professional childcare experience, two with previous long-standing and reputable daycare facilities out of their homes. They love what they do, and this definitely enhances your child's experience at the center. They go out of their way to create an environment that is perfect for a child's natural evolution. All daily activities will be based on your child's current interest and developmental level. The fact all their own children are enrolled at the center should give you extra confidence your child will be in very safe hands.
Cari and Stacy believe that through their programs, your child will be experience a relaxed and loving atmosphere with many opportunities to learn and grow. Little Sprouts Daycare + Preschool, LLC offers a quality child care program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children that facilitates and nurtures the individual needs and abilities of each and every child.
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Little Sprouts Mission Statement
Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool, LLC exists to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children. Our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and educational experience which promotes each child's social / emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children's desire to be life-long learners.
Meet the Owners
Cari Simon is one of three owners at Little Sprouts and Lead Teacher in the Infant Room. Opening a daycare center was always something Cari had thought about, but never dreamed would actually happen!
She graduated from Highland Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also attained an ECE Level 4 Credential, an Infant/Toddler Level 2, and a Technical Assistance Credential Level 4.
Cari is currently working on obtaining her Director Credential. While attending Highland, she worked in the group home daycare setting with Jodi.
After graduation from Highland, Cari opened her own home daycare which she ran for seven years before opening Little Sprouts in 2015. Little Sprouts has been an amazing adventure for Cari so far. She began in the 2-Year-Old Room as Lead Teacher and has since taken on the responsibility as Lead Teacher in the Infant Room. There she supports the infants development and growth by assisting them in reaching milestones and providing them the love and care they need and deserve.
Cari is originally from Pearl City, where she met her husband, Kyle. They have two boys together, Brody and Parker, and two dogs, Kashi and Maggie. Cari enjoys spending time with her family doing anything outdoors and watching her boys play sports.
Stacy Lamoreux is the owner and lead preschool teacher at Little Sprouts Daycare and Preschool, LLC, a DCFS licensed daycare center located in Lanark, IL. Stacy is a graduate of Highland Community College and received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Stacy has obtained the ECE Credential Level 4 and the Infant/Toddler Credential Level 2. Additional course work is being obtained to earn her Director Credential Level 2. After obtaining her ECE degree Stacy worked as a teacher’s aide for three years for Eastland Elementary School. Stacy was a teacher’s aide in the Kindergarten room so as a preschool teacher she know what it take to make sure your child is ready for school. Stacy’s job entails: teaching, loving, helping, and playing with 20 preschool children and having them ready to go to Kindergarten. As well as helping partners, Jodi and Cari, with staffing, financial, and business decisions. Stacy believes that children need to have fun while at school but also be ready to learn and obtain independence.
Preschoolers are her favorite age to work with due to their quick wit, willingness to learn, and love they share. Stacy has always dreamed of owning a daycare and teaching preschool so her dreams have become a reality. She is beyond blessed to be doing it all with her two best friends and business partners. Stacy lives in Lanark, IL with her husband and two children. Time off from the center includes spending time with her family, getting together with friends, and watching sports.