What We Believe At Little Acorns


At Little Acorns, we know that what we believe about children and how they develop impacts all that we do. Therefore, we make it a part of our business to continually examine how our mission, goals, and philosophies affect our day-to-day care of the children. It is our desire to have beliefs that truly reflect the needs of children and to act on them in a way that best supports child development.

Our Mission:


“Nurturing each child’s creativity, individuality, and self-worth within a safe and friendly environment.”

Our Program Goals:


  • To provide quality, caring, and flexible child care to families in the Long Lake, Orono, Maple Plain, Wayzata, and surrounding areas
  • To ensure open communication between staff, parents, and children.
  • To provide professional staff who promote self-esteem, growth, independence, and individuality in every child, and encourage creativity while maintaining a loving and safe environment.


Our Goals For Each Child:


  • To Foster a Positive Identity Including Understanding Themselves, Their Community and Their World
  • To Foster a Sense of Social & Emotional Well-Being
  • To Encourage Language and Literacy
  • To Encourage Physical Development & Skills
  • To Encourage Creative Expression and Appreciation For the Arts
  • To Encourage Children to Think, Reason, Question, & Experiment