Responsible Raccoons

A Preschool Four's Classroom

Our Responsible Raccoons program has 18 children ranging from approximately 48 months to approximately 60 months old. We have two consistent and nurturing teachers caring for our preschool children daily.

Program Details

As their final class before their continued education to Kindergarten, each child is given the opportunity to learn in a preschool rich environment. This experience consists of a morning circle time with calendar and our weekly theme, learning area activities centered around art, more challenging math and science skills, with an emphasis on lowercase letters through Zoophonics and Handwriting Without Tears. Midway through the year after a full letter review, the class will begin working with word families to begin their easy reading skills. Throughout the year, we continue to improve self-help skills in our preparation for Kindergarten Readiness. Our Raccoons classroom is taking one nap a day, playing outdoors twice a day, and enjoying our nutritional menu.

  • Adult to child ratio: 1:12

  • Personal cot and storage area provided

  • Parents provide an extra set of clothes and a cot sheet

  • Center provides wipes

  • Comfortable shoes are required

  • Secure live video feed

  • Weekly Bible stories and prayers before each meal

  • Zoophonics and Handwriting Without Tears

  • Secure live video feed

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and, snack provided

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences twice a year

Meet our Responsible Raccoons Teacher:

Ms. Dana: Lead Teacher

My name is Dana. I am excited to be a part of the team at Big Steps Little Feet in the Responsible Raccoons Classroom.


I attended Bryan College in Tennessee and earned my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.

After college, I taught in a childcare center, substitute taught in the local city and county schools, and supported families in my church community as a babysitter and mother’s helper. I’ve also had the privilege of traveling to Brazil on missions.


In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, riding my bike, listening to music, traveling, and reading.


I look forward to encouraging your child as they learn and grow each day.

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Phone: (616) 682-8300
Fax: (616) 682-5337
Address: 7030 E. Fulton St. Ada, MI 49301
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