Positively Making a Difference in our Community one family at a time...
Sandra, September 2018
My babies love Little Peanut Academy! They give me no hard time to get up and go.
Gilbert, September 2018
I think Mrs. Nicole is awesome and I love how my girls keep wanting to go back…
Adriana, July 2018
We had the best experience introducing our first born to school. She grew more and more eager to learn as the year went on. She retained so much of what was taught because the learning activities were fun, engaging and easy for her to apply in every day life. We will forever be grateful for Mrs. Nicole and the LPA family. Such a blessing.
Natalie, July 2018
I am SO thankful we decided to send our son to LPA. The amount of love Mrs. Nicole pours into her school and each little peanut is immeasurable. Over the course of a year with her, she had my (wild) little man recognizing and writing his letters and numbers. He even knows simple addition now. I am blown away by the amount she taught them. I cannot say enough about Mrs. Nicole and her preschool. Simply Amazing. I can’t wait until my youngest can attend VPK with her.
Wendi, July 2018
We can’t say enough about LPA and Mrs. Nicole! Being an educator myself, I knew exactly what I was looking for in a preschool. We wanted a small, fun and loving environment where my child would learn through PLAY! Mrs. Nicole exceeded that expectation! She is SO creative in her ways of instruction and teaching, that the children are learning so much without even knowing they are learning! I was always amazed at the activities and centers for the week that she set up! I, myself, wanted to be a student in her class! Mrs. Nicole was excellent at communicating with us regarding any concern and was very open to meeting with me anytime. The thing I love the most was when my son said his best memory of the year was that “Mrs. Nicole like me.” She truly has a way of making each child feel loved and special! She brought my son out of a bit of a “shell”, into this confident, outgoing child I had never seen before! For this I will always be grateful! We love LPA and can’t recommend it enough! If you’re looking for a loving, family environment where children are brought to their best through academic and social play and learning, then LPA is the right place for you!
Sofia, July 2018
My daughter is a pretty shy kid and has flourished so much since going to LPA. She’s made so many friends and has learned so much in just a year. I really believe Mrs. Nicole and Mrs. Elaine have given her the best foot forward for the coming school year. She’s so enthusiastic about learning thanks to them!
Crissy, July 2018
It was a blessing having our son attend LPA! He loved it so much. On days he was unable to attend he would burst into tears. Our daughter will definitely be attending once it is time for her to start VPK. TY for being so great! Highly recommend. “Mrs. Nicole is the best teacher ever!”- Jordan
Danielle, May 2018
We have just finished our VPK school year at LPA with Mrs. Nicole. I am so THANKFUL we have found this loving school. My girls had an amazing VPK school year at LPA and now are beyond ready for Kindergarten. Mrs. Nicole and Mrs. Elaine have loved my children like their own from the very first day. It truly shows that they LOVE what they do. My girls have never been to daycare or a school before they attended LPA for VPK and Mrs. Nicole made it such an easy transition for them. They made many friends, learned everything and more that they needed to move up to Kindergarten and built a beautiful foundation to grow their learning journey on. They kept me, as a parent, involved and updated us on my girls’ behavior and learning skills. At the end of the year she put together a beautiful portfolio of their work and compared the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I really wish we were able to spend more years here at LPA. I am very glad she also does play dates in their lounge so we can come back and visit.
Samantha, September 2017
My son has been going to LPA since he was 3! He went in with a bit of a speech problem and now he’s in Mrs. Nicole’s VPK class and reading! These teachers care so much about our children and go above and beyond! We are so grateful Mrs. Nicole opened LPA & I cannot wait for my little girl to attend!
Alberto, September 2017
Peanut’s Playhouse is a great place to bring your little one. My son is two and enjoys all of the different play areas. The staff is amazing and their facility is always super clean. Little Peanut Academy is the best! The choice to place my child in someone else’s care for a few hours a day was not an easy one, but I am so happy we found LPA. Mrs. Elaine, Mrs. Nicole and Mrs. Donna have won my son’s heart and mine. I truly feel blessed to have found such a wonderful place for my son to learn and be loved.
Scott, October 2017
This place is amazing and they do such an incredible job with the kids!
Maria, October 2017
We LOVE LPA! They treat our little guy as if he were their own! Thank you LPA!
Sandy, October 2017
Mrs. Nicole, Mrs. Elaine and Mrs. Donna’s love, drive and dedication to the kids is beyond amazing! Our little peanut has blossomed more than we ever imagined. We highly recommend LPA!
April Gilmore, October 2016
Love everyone that works here! I love the set up of the play house. There’s so much to see and play with. My boys are so in love with everything this place is.
Christine, September 2016
We went there to play when my daughter was little and now she attends their VPK program and she absolutely loves it! Everyday she’s so excited to tell me what they did and what she learned.
Samantha, February 2015
My son loves peanuts, as do I. Their clean and organized environment gives my son room for his imagination to grow. As a first time mother and my son starting a VPK program i was reluctant to enroll him in just any program. When we found out LPA was offering a VPK class, all anxiety subsided. I am sure our son will excell and will enjoy going to school. We are expecting our second child June 2015 and he will grow in the Little Peanuts environment just like his big brother.
Samantha M., February 2015
Our son had delayed speech, so starting school was a huge worry for us. We were told about Little Peanut Academy and went to meet Mrs Nicole who not only was amazing with Kingsley from that first moment but reassured us too. Kingsley started LPA on it’s opening day and we never looked back. Our beautiful, painfully shy at times little boy LOVED school. Kingsley’s confidence grew and his speech flourished. We cannot say enough good things about LPA. Kingsley started a mainstream VPK program a few weeks ago, something we didn’t think a year ago was possible. He is now “average in class” in the most amazing sense – communicating with friends, writing his name and starting to read, and a large part of this is due to LPA. We truly believe there is no other school that could have given him the time and love he needed to develop and transition from a Mommy’s boy to a school boy Thank you for going that extra step. We wouldn’t be where we are today without your love and commitment. Oh, and for the record – we chose to drive an hour each way to Little Peanut Academy and do not regret that decision for a second. Miss and love you all. Forever thankful!
Alissa P., June 2021
We moved to Saint Cloud partway through the year and were nervous about our 4 year old transitioning to a new preschool. To help with continuity, we moved on a Friday and our daughter started school at Little Peanut Academy on Monday. This was the best decision! Ms. Nicole and Ms. Elaine made her feel welcome from the first day and it helped our daughter transition to a new community and home. She quickly made new friends and always came home happy from preschool.
Amanda M., June 2021
I am writing in regards to the positive impact Mrs. Nicole and Little Peanut Academy has impacted my family for the 2020-2021 school year. During the incredibly difficult time during the pandemic, Little Peanut Academy exceeded expectations to keep a clean, safe and sanitized environment for my child to continue to learn and grow in. Having a child that is confident in the classroom is extremely important to my family and we are so grateful that our son is learning the fundamentals of this at Little Peanut Academy. We are very impressed with the curriculum that includes STEAM activities and interactive learning plans. We love that the curriculum also incorporates outdoor learning activities that include gardening, life cycle of a butterfly and multi-sensory play areas. We are so thankful that we are able to send our son to a school that is a safe and positive space to learn, create and interact with the other students. Nicole is a dedicated teacher, employer, director and business owner. She creates a loving environment that is truly felt by all students and their families. The city of St. Cloud is lucky to have Little Peanut Academy to be part of their community!
Ivy B., July 2021
If you’re on the fence on where you’ll be placing your little, let me brag for a second on how happy I am that we chose LPA. I was also teetering between a bigger popular school in St. Cloud that all of my littles friends were going too. But we went with LPA and it was the best choice for us and many others. The love and care that Mrs. Nicole and Mrs. Elaine gives their students are unparalleled. My little is so advanced that I believe she might get bored in Kindergarten. I have no worries that she has been groomed for success. What a feeling it is to ask what she learned in class and my little tell me “nothing” everyday. But then suddenly she’s telling me about MLK, a caterpillar cycle, planets, bugs, earth day/pollution and how to make a robot in random conversations. Proving that her “nothing” is because she doesn’t even know she’s learning. That’s the best type of learning; through exploration. Our kids aren’t just taught the basics, these wonderful women go above and way beyond for their students. They are nurtured and gracefully taught. There is no need to look any future because you’ve found your place.
Elaine G., July 2021
I am beyond blessed to have found LPA for my daughter! She had just turned 3 years old when she started telling me she wanted to go to school and learn. I searched and searched for a school I loved and had no luck until Peanuts Academy was reccomended to me by a friend. I went to check it out and instantly loved the learning environment and Mrs.Nicole. The school and classrooms are so inviting, clean, warm and fun, with many resources for the kids. It is very difficult to leave your young child in someone else's care for the first time, but the love and support Mrs. Nicole and Mrs. Elaine gave her was incredible. Everyday my daughter went to Peanuts, she was happy, loved, and learned so much. That was all I could have ever wanted. Thank you to Mrs. Nicole and Mrs.Elaine for everything! God bless you both!
Samantha K, May 2021
Little Peanut Academy is a gem tucked in the center of St. Cloud, with teachers that have hearts of gold. I have trusted my three children's first years of education with LPA and I am blessed my children were introduced to learning from such an amazing environment. The love the teachers give to each student, the effort they pour into every singe lesson they plan, results in the knowledge the student's gain and preparedness for elementary school is beyond measure. It takes a village to raise a child, and I am so grateful Little Peanut Academy has had a hand in helping me raise my children.