Little Bud Preschool is dedicated to helping children grow and learn through age-appropriate teaching, exploration, socialization, and imaginative play. We are rooted in the Christian faith and our love of helping all children grow.
We have been recognized by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services with a 3-star rating! ODJFS has ranked Little Bud Preschool as an exceptional school going above and beyond state requirements.
Little Bud Preschool is an amazing place for your little one to learn and grow. Don't just take our word for it though. See what real parents have to say about their experiences with our school.
We view children as “little buds,” just beginning to grow and develop and learn about the world! Each will bloom in his/her own way and in his/her own time. We, the Little Bud staff, side-by-side with parents/guardians, supply the “sunshine and water” to help the children in our program come to learn about their world by exhibiting the love of God and the love of each other in a caring and nurturing environment where “little buds” can bloom!
We believe that every child is a precious gift of God and that God cares for His children and wants adults to care for them too. We believe that children need a safe, secure, and loving environment to be able to learn. We believe that children learn best at their own pace, in their own way. Children need to explore, investigate, manipulate and move about to learn their world. We believe an environment that allows for safety and security, concrete interaction, experimentation, and positive individual one-on-one interaction with adults is the most conducive to learning for young children. We also believe that through such an environment, the underlying presence of love and acceptance is evident and absorbed by the children so they, in turn, can see their value based on God’s love for them, displayed in other people.
We maintain a 12 children to 1 teacher ratio in each three-year-old class, a 14 children to 1 teacher ratio in each four/five-year-old class. The maximum number of children on the premises at any time is 44 preschool children and 14 school-age children.
The school offers separate three, four, and five-year-old classes, each of which is led by a Lead Teacher, assisted by a Teacher’s Aide.
School is in session 9:00-11:30 a.m.
3 Year Old Class with one Lead Teacher
M/W or T/Th ($120.00/month) 12 children max
4 Year Old Class with one Lead Teacher
M/W/F ($185.00/month) 18 children max
T/Th ($120.00/month) 18 children max
Older* 4/5 Year Old Class with one Lead Teacher and an optional Teacher Aide
M/T/W ($185.00/month) 14 children max
M/T/W/Th ($236.00/month) 14 children max
(Older 4's are children turning 5 by January 5)
Tuition is due by the first of each month for the upcoming month.
Please contact us with any questions.
Teresa is the Director of Little Bud Preschool and has been with the school for 10 years. She has bachelor's degrees in Communications and Elementary Education, and earned her master's degree in 2005 in Elementary Education. Before coming to Little Bud, she taught in the Cincinnati Public School District for 5 years. All three of Teresa's children attended Little Bud. In her spare time, you will find her at a baseball field with her husband and kids. She also loves to cook and is a huge dog lover.
Michelle, or "Miss Michelle," as she is known to her students, loves working at Little Bud. She has been a teacher here since 2010. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nature Interpretation and is currently studying to get her Child Development Associate Credential. Outside of school, she has a busy home life with her husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs. She loves knitting, playing the cello, hiking, reading, and baking in her free time.
Ms. Jillian joined the staff at Little Bud in 2020, after sending her own children there for preschool. She attended Concordia University, Nebraska for English and Performing Arts, and then the Minneapolis Art Institute for certification in Baking and Pastry. She has taught preschoolers in Sunday School and VBS since high school, and has worked in daycare. She is married to Pastor Greg Enterline (Grace Lutheran Church in Westwood) and has four kids-Donovan, Clara, Elisha, and Gideon. They enjoy many activities such as soccer, basketball, dance, and exploring nature. They love to travel and mark new states off on the map. Ms. Jillian has been to 46 of the 50 states! She loves baking and cake decorating, reading, dancing, music, laughing and spending time outdoors with her family.
For the past 6 years Melissa has been teaching students at Little Bud. Before she took this position, she earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Miami University. She taught in the Winton Woods School District for 3.5 years as a special education teacher. Melissa has two children. She enjoys spending time watching her daughter dance, and her son play hockey and basketball. She loves family bike rides in the park and playing tennis.
Stephanie has been married for 18 years to Kurt Caudill. She has a busy house with six beautiful kids: Joan 14, Cooper 14, Jovan 13, Sam 8, Miles 7, and Lexi 6. The Caudill's have been blessed with three of their kids through adoption. Their family loves to play sports and being outside. They enjoy going to the zoo, parks, and Cincinnati Nature center. They also love Kings Island. Stephanie's favorite place in the world is the beach. She like movies, cooking, hiking, gardening, and scrapbooking.
Stacy became connected to this Little Bud family six years ago when her son started preschool. Her three children still beg to be a part of the BIKEATHON every year. After 30 years in retail management, she has found again her love for early childhood education. She earned her bachelors of science in education in 1995 from Ohio University. She and her husband Brien have been married for 11 years and are proud parents of Asa, Alena and Avery. Family time includes exploring Ohio state parks, collecting glassware and Godzilla toys, and eating at Skyline.
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