Our Program

The love of learning  journey starts with us!

Our Program is designed to allow your child to develop the tools he/she needs for positive growth and development. We accomplish this through our qualified teachers and their careful planning of age appropriate activities and expectations, through our communicative relationships with our families, and by staying up to date on  the pulse of what’s happening in early education today.

Our primary focus is on the social and emotional development of each child as we find that when children learn how to appropriately interact with their peers and can express their emotions through verbalizing or finding ways to self soothe, they are far better able to handle a variety of situations. We find that children that develop a healthy self-concept and ability to express themselves positively generally excel in cognitive and physical development as well.

Freckles & Frills provides full time and part-time child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.

Our program runs year-round. Freckles & Frills offers an Infant, Toddler, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten program which is included in tuition fees. Before and after school programs are provided to elementary school aged children as well as a Summer Adventure Program.

Each classroom follows a specified developmentally appropriate curriculum called Pinnacle. The theme is changed every month and each classroom breaks the topic down into areas which meet their current age and ability level.  Lead teachers collaboratively create weekly lesson plans with assistant teachers that meet the child’s individual needs. For more information on Pinnacle Curriculum click here.

Each classroom uses an Environmental Rating Scale to ensure that each and every piece of classroom equipment and learning material is carefully chosen and presented in such a way so as to enhance and promote the children’s development.


Our Classrooms


Infants (6 weeks to 12 months)

In our Infant classroom our mission is to provide quality individualized care for your baby. We know that highly nurturing and responsive care for your baby is your top priority and we do just that by providing the best environment for your baby and meeting all of their needs swiftly.

Our highly trained teachers will guide your baby to explore a variety of learning concepts which will stimulate his natural and incredible curiosity to learn. We believe that building a strong relationship with your baby through consistency and routine will help her to excel in this early stage of development.

More than 40 years of research confirms the importance of early education and care for children’s ongoing and future success.

Young Toddler (1 to 2 years old)

In our Young Toddler Classroom we continue to build on the base of knowledge that your child has already acquired as an infant. We will support your child as he enters into a new stage of mobility whether cruising along or already walking!

Young Toddlers love to explore so we set up a classroom environment that supports this desire offering children a safe and child-proof area to explore featuring more defined interest areas.

Our highly trained teachers will guide your child’s learning experiences through powerful interactions which help to stimulate language, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

More than 40 years of research confirms the foundational importance of early education and care for children’s school and life success.

Older Toddler (2 to 3 years old)

Older Toddlers love to be independent and help out in any way they can! We appreciate this new stage of development and allow the children to be very participatory in all aspects of their classroom routines.

Our highly trained teachers will foster and support this need in your child by providing a number of self help activities which your child can complete. We also offer children a variety of choices so that they can have an active role in their learning experiences.

Language development is a key area which is heavily focused on in the Older Toddler classroom through meaningful interactions between your child and the teacher as well as though a strong base in literacy.

More than 40 years of research confirms the foundational importance of early education and care for children’s school and life success

Preschool (3 to 4 years old)

Three year old children often exhibit an increase in independence as well as an imagination explosion!

In the 3 year old classroom we recognize this and aim to explore and expand on your child’s unique imagination through many play-based learning experiences.

You may also notice that your child is becoming more social. We will help guide your child through these social dynamics and problem solving techniques to help encourage positive social interactions.

Our highly trained teachers will model age appropriate behaviors and help assist your child in both their cognitive reasoning processes through more probing questions as well as giving him the necessary emotional supports.

More than 40 years of research confirms the foundational importance of early education and care for children’s school and life success

Pre-K (4 to Kindergarten)

Our Pre-K students are enjoying their final full year in our Program prior to heading off to Kindergarten. The Pre-K classroom focuses on the necessary readiness skills which will ensure that your child is ready on the first day of Kindergarten.

Our highly trained teachers will make learning fun through a variety of hands on experiences.  The children will be exposed to letter recognition, and phonemic awareness, as well as math and science concepts.

More than 40 years of research confirms the foundational importance of early education and care for children’s school and life success.

Young School Age (K-2) & Older School Age (Gr3-5)

Before & After School/Summer

Both of our After School classrooms focus on fostering an environment which help to build the children’s self esteem. We have a strict anti-bullying policy and incorporate activities and projects which support a positive classroom environment where each child feels safe and supported as they continue to develop.

We currently transport before and after school to Whittier Elementary & McNicols Plaza.

Our Summer Program is full of adventure where we blend both indoor activities such as art, math, science, and literacy activities as well as outdoor activities to promote social and emotional development. Weekly field trips to parks, movie theaters, bowling, and museums are built into the Summer Fun!