At Acorns to Oaks Learning Center we believe in supporting learning and fostering independence. Children are encouraged to investigate the world around them. We provide care and education for children 6 weeks to 12 years old.
We are a licensed childcare center that provides care to meet the individual needs of each child in a safe, nurturing, and educational environment.
Welcome to Happy Days Childcare and Learning Center! We are a center located in Winslow, Maine serving families with children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. We are excited that you are here!
Meet the owners….Jennifer Stevens and Rae Ann Lajoie. Jennifer comes to this field with a passion for children that has been with her since she was a child herself. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelors Degree in Mental Health and Human Services and a Masters Degree in Social Work. She owns a private practice for counseling in Waterville and also has supported many families as a Guardian ad Litem. Rae Ann has over 30 years in retail and management and brings with her the expertise of food and nutrition along with excellent people skills. Serving the community is an important piece for both Jennifer and Rae Ann and they believe that providing a superior childcare center is what is next for them in being able to provide. Between Jennifer and Rae Ann they have 7 grandchildren and are active in their lives. Giving children the very best beginning in life is very important to both of them!
Learning and Fun
Our state licensed daycare facility has openings! We offer a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum full of adventures, music and song! Our daycare classroom is made up of interest learning centers that your child will explore throughout the morning. The children will have the freedom to choose between the learning centers during “Work Time” and will experience a balance of Teacher-directed and Child-directed activities.
We know that children learn constantly through play because they work so very hard at it! We support the importance of play on a growing child’s mind, body and spirit. Therefore, the children under our care receive lots of both free play and structured play every day.
Our child care facility offers music, story time, language arts, Duplo blocks, cars and trucks, puzzles, math activities, arts and crafts, playdoh, dramatic play, group activities, sensory activities, science and nature, pre-writing and more.
Play Area WinterOutdoor Activities:
Running, jumping, balls, water play/summer, parachute games. We will go outside weather permitting (feels like 25 degrees or warmer) twice daily, morning and afternoon. On days when Mother Nature stops us from going outside, we will play large muscle activities and games inside.
You have been invited to experience an early learning education facility called The Hungry Caterpillars Learning Center. Here you will experience a warm and loving environment. At our learning center, we believe that there are no “average” or “typical” children, just eager to explore children. These children are ready to learn and grow, and as a learning center we are here to support their individual needs. Our goal is to provide children with the tools necessary to function successfully in society and in their future adventures.
Our center is staffed for up to 49 students ages 6 weeks to 5 years old (not yet school age).
We offer full-time childcare for infants up to 1 year of age. We offer a curriculum developed for early learning with a focus on social and emotional growth along with a literacy program for children that are 5 years old heading into kindergarten.