For 2018-2019 School Year...

At Learning Tree Preschool LLC, we value the opportunity to support parents of preschoolers in the Oak Grove area by providing a safe, clean, academically-stimulating environment filled with both artistic and technological opportunities for learning.

Learning Tree features hands-on learning in a FUN, loving, Christian environment through a combination of student-led and teacher-directed learning activities. We focus on the overall development of the whole person including social, emotional, physical, spiritual, creative, cognitive, and language development.  

Meet the Owners...

Hi. We are Larry and Maria Dorman. We have been married for 31 years and are blessed to have a wonderful grown-up daughter, Katie, who works with us at Learning Tree. We also love her husband, our son-in-law, Josh. The Lord has blessed Katie and Josh with a precious 2-year-old son, Jayce...we are crazy about him! We are also blessed with an awesome son, Andrew, who graduated from college at William Carey University. He is now vice-president of Benchmark Home Builders. Andrew is married to Rachel O'Neal Dorman, who also encourages others by being a Beachbody Coach. Maria has a BSBA degree from USM with a major in marketing management, has her childcare director's credential, and has years of experience working with and loving children.  She is currently a graduate student working on her masters degree in early childhood education in the area of leadership, management, and supervision. Larry also graduated from USM with a BSBA in management information systems and currently works in the IT field for LHC Group. Larry and Maria are excited to share in the lives of those who join our Learning Tree Preschool family!

Meet the Staff...

Katie Aultman - Katie serves as co-director. With years of experience as a private art teacher, she also brings creativity and a love of art to all our Learning Tree Preschool children. Katie and Josh have been married for 6 years and have an adorable son, Jayce. She is an early childhood education major, has her childcare director’s credential, and has had several years of childcare experience. Katie also has 9 years of experience teaching private art and music lessons. In her spare time, Katie enjoys painting, drawing, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

Nikki Martin - Nikki also serves as co-director. She has her associates degree from Jones County Junior College and is close to completing her bachelors degree in early childhood education from Liberty University. She brings to Learning Tree a great deal of experience she has gained working in two other local childcare centers. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and running. She recently completed her first full marathon.

Our Amazing Staff: We have a fantastic teaching team at Learning Tree!!! Our teachers love the children and are dedicated to providing high quality early education and care for our preschoolers! We are very thankful for each of them!


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