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  • A curriculum that exceeds state standards
  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Parent communications portal
  • Safe and secure state-of-the-art facility

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  • Drs. Paul & Myrna Toote, Franchise Owners

    Drs. Paul & Myrna Toote believe in and value the importance of education as a doorway to opportunities. Dr. Paul became a...   Read More

    Drs. Paul & Myrna Toote, Franchise Owners

    Drs. Paul & Myrna Toote believe in and value the importance of education as a doorway to opportunities. Dr. Paul became a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 and is a certified Emergency Medicine Physician by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a recipient of the Highest Achievement Award from the Dale Carnegie Effective Communications and Human Relations Course. Dr. Myrna completed her doctoral research in education which focused on the early years of learning and development in young children age 0-5 years. She is a former public school Administrator with over 10 years experience working with children from preschool through 12th grade. She has served as both a School Psychologist and Director of Special Education in her work with young children and adolescents with learning differences. Drs. Paul & Myrna Toote are honored to be able to provide an educational environment rich with learning experiences by way of the Life Essentials® Curriculum, and that fulfill the mission, preparing tomorrow’s leaders today.

  • Ms. Ana, Teacher - Spanish

    My name is Ana Grindstaff. I have been married for fourteen years.  We have a ten-year-old son whose name is Santiago.  We...   Read More

    Ms. Ana, Teacher - Spanish

    My name is Ana Grindstaff. I have been married for fourteen years.  We have a ten-year-old son whose name is Santiago.  We are big FC Dallas fans and enjoy attending their games.  I am originally from Cali, Colombia where I enjoyed hiking and bicycling.  I have a BS degree majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Human Relations.  I spent seventeen years in the banking industry holding various positions.   One year ago I had the opportunity to teach at a private school where I found fulfillment and satisfaction introducing young children to the Spanish language.  Seeing the advantage my son has interacting in diverse settings where Spanish and English speakers are present, I hope to influence children to pursue Spanish as a second language.   

  • Ms. Jessica, Teacher

    Ms. Jessica, Teacher

    My name is Ana Grindstaff. I have been married for fourteen years.  We have a ten-year-old son whose name is Santiago.  We are big FC Dallas fans and enjoy attending their games.  I am originally from Cali, Colombia where I enjoyed hiking and bicycling.  I have a BS degree majoring in Business Administration and minoring in Human Relations.  I spent seventeen years in the banking industry holding various positions.   One year ago I had the opportunity to teach at a private school where I found fulfillment and satisfaction introducing young children to the Spanish language.  Seeing the advantage my son has interacting in diverse settings where Spanish and English speakers are present, I hope to influence children to pursue Spanish as a second language.   

  • Ms. Kendra, Academy Director

    Hi! My name is Ms. Kendra, and I am your new Academy Director. I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm and all...   Read More

    Ms. Kendra, Academy Director

    Hi! My name is Ms. Kendra, and I am your new Academy Director. I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm and all it has to offer to our growing boys and girls. I have two boys that are also a part of the KALE family. I am delighted to say that I was a devoted parent before becoming Academy Director. The love and care that my boys receive opened my mind and heart to becoming part of the team. I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I received my BS degree from Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. With me, I bring 17 years’ experience as a physical therapy tech, personal trainer, and a special education teacher. Under each umbrella I was able to love and care for children in many ways. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Little Elm team. KALE is a part of the community, we are helping build the community, and focusing on the 4 Life Essentials (Curriculum, Health & Fitness, Character Development, and Technology) for your precious gems. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and your wonderful family!

  • Ms. Lesli, Front Office/Teacher Assistant

    Ms. Lesli, Front Office/Teacher Assistant

    Hi! My name is Ms. Kendra, and I am your new Academy Director. I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm and all it has to offer to our growing boys and girls. I have two boys that are also a part of the KALE family. I am delighted to say that I was a devoted parent before becoming Academy Director. The love and care that my boys receive opened my mind and heart to becoming part of the team. I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I received my BS degree from Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. With me, I bring 17 years’ experience as a physical therapy tech, personal trainer, and a special education teacher. Under each umbrella I was able to love and care for children in many ways. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Little Elm team. KALE is a part of the community, we are helping build the community, and focusing on the 4 Life Essentials (Curriculum, Health & Fitness, Character Development, and Technology) for your precious gems. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and your wonderful family!

  • Ms. Tashi, Curriculum Coordinator

    Ms. Tashi, Curriculum Coordinator

    Hi! My name is Ms. Kendra, and I am your new Academy Director. I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm and all it has to offer to our growing boys and girls. I have two boys that are also a part of the KALE family. I am delighted to say that I was a devoted parent before becoming Academy Director. The love and care that my boys receive opened my mind and heart to becoming part of the team. I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I received my BS degree from Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. With me, I bring 17 years’ experience as a physical therapy tech, personal trainer, and a special education teacher. Under each umbrella I was able to love and care for children in many ways. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Little Elm team. KALE is a part of the community, we are helping build the community, and focusing on the 4 Life Essentials (Curriculum, Health & Fitness, Character Development, and Technology) for your precious gems. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and your wonderful family!

  • Ms. Millicent, Assistant Teacher/Floater

    Ms. Millicent, Assistant Teacher/Floater

    Hi! My name is Ms. Kendra, and I am your new Academy Director. I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm and all it has to offer to our growing boys and girls. I have two boys that are also a part of the KALE family. I am delighted to say that I was a devoted parent before becoming Academy Director. The love and care that my boys receive opened my mind and heart to becoming part of the team. I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I received my BS degree from Arkansas State University of Jonesboro. With me, I bring 17 years’ experience as a physical therapy tech, personal trainer, and a special education teacher. Under each umbrella I was able to love and care for children in many ways. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Kiddie Academy Little Elm team. KALE is a part of the community, we are helping build the community, and focusing on the 4 Life Essentials (Curriculum, Health & Fitness, Character Development, and Technology) for your precious gems. Thank you for allowing me to serve you and your wonderful family!

Hear from our parents

The staff is wonderful and they really work well with my daughter. My daughter has older older siblings so is sort of an only child. They help with that and she gets alot of social time in.
Crissy E., Little Elm

I love Kiddie Academy of Little Elm. I came from a not so good experience with my little one and i came to tour KALE and i fell in love with the staff and their program. I can tell that the teachers,director and the owner really cares about the children. I feel at ease knowing…
Sherron W., Little Elm

very high education.
Nahid Z., Little Elm

Everything so far my son is learning a lot
Janelle L., Little Elm

I love the fact that when you walk in everyone is always inviting and seem to be enjoying their job. The center is clean and there's not a smell of dirty diapers roaming throughout the classrooms or center. My son comes back happy and he's a tough cookie so I'm convinced they are doing it…
Tammy T., Little Elm

My child is always happy to be at KALE, I’ve come in at different times to pick her up and the staff is always engaging with the children and they are regularly playing and learning together. Her vocabulary, reading, and math skills have improved in the time we’ve attended, as well as her ability to…
Amanda D., Little Elm

Love the staff and the owners!!
Brea G., Little Elm

They’ve been everything and more to our family
Jake M., Little Elm

I love how much my child learns daily under the care of this facility. The attentiveness that is given is unmatched.
Robert S., Little Elm

The kids love it. The food is balanced and delicious. My child was ready for Kindergarten
Sherrie K., Little Elm

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