Little Scholars Academy

Enrollment for our 2019-2020 School Year begins February 4, 2019 for our LSA families and Open Enrollment begins March 4, 2019.

Classes offered for 2019-2020
Hours for all classes will be Monday – Thursday, 9:00am until 1:00pm.
There is a one-time registration fee of $150.

1 and 2 year old class – Monday, Wednesday – $150 per month
2 year old class – Tuesday, Thursday – $150 per month
2 year old class – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – $170 per month
2 year old class – Monday-Thursday – $190 per month
3 year old class – Monday-Thursday – $190 per month
4 year old class – Monday-Thursday – $200 per month
Mother’s Morning Out – Thursday – $80 per month no registration fee
(for children 6 months up to 2 years old)

For more information, contact Amy Thigpen at or (770) 920-9059

Preschool Staff

AmyAmy Thigpen
Director of
Preschool Ministries
. Amy MAmy Martin
4 Year Old
Lead Teacher
. SuzieSuzie Stephenson
4 Year Old Assistant Teacher
. HaleyHaley Hopkins
4 Year Old Assistant /
Mothers Morning Out
. MarshaMarsha Gilbert
3 Year Old
Lead Teacher
HeatherHeather Dobrinski
3 Year Old Assistant Teacher
. LiselLisel Weidenborner
2 Year Old Teacher
. HolliHolli Davenport
2 Year Old Teacher
. JoanJoan Neal-Jones
Mothers Morning Out

Click here to download: LSA 2019-2020 Calendar 

Click here to download: 2019-2020 Registration Forms

Click here to download: LSA Handbook

Click here to download: Preschool Curriculum 
Click here to download: Sign of Illness Information

To register for LSA, please print out the 2019-2020 Registration Forms and fill them out. Bring the completed packet along with the $150 registration fee to the school in order to be officially registered. Children will not be enrolled in the class until paperwork is properly completed and submitted along with the registration fee.

Little Scholars Academy Mission Statement

We believe that each child is a gift from God and that each child has a unique pattern of development within the broad framework of human growth and development. The purpose of the preschool program is to provide the opportunity for physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual development of children within a climate of Christian love and acceptance.

Objectives | At Little Scholars Academy (LSA) you can expect that your child will:

  1. Understand himself/herself and his/her world
  2. Learn how to work as an individual and with others
  3. Acquire skills and information for solving problems of everyday living
  4. Be encouraged to be responsible for self-expression
  5. Be provided with satisfying experiences
  6. Learn about Jesus and grow in their faith
  7. Be helped to know and feel God’s love and acceptance

Preschool Board
As a mission and ministry of Douglasville First UMC, Little Scholars Academy operates in cooperation with the Little Scholars Academy Board which is comprised of church members, Preschool Director and parents. Supervision is provided by the Senior Pastor.


Preschool Tours

Preschool Tours can be scheduled Monday-Friday from 9:15-11:30am. Please call the Little Scholars Academy office at 770-920-9059 to schedule a tour.

Preschool Calendar and Hours

The official Little Scholars Academy hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm. For the safety and security of the children, all entrances will be locked before and during school hours. Carpool begins at 8:50am each morning. At dismissal, the school will begin carpool at 12:50pm and continue until 1:10pm if necessary.

In regard to school closings and weather, we follow the Douglas County school system. Please consult local TV and radio stations for Douglas County school closings in inclement weather conditions. All teachers will attempt to contact students when they know the preschool will be closed due to inclement weather.


For more information about Little Scholars Academy:
Amy Thigpen
Director of Little Scholars Academy
Douglasville First United Methodist Church
Office: 770-920-9059