It’s safe to say that the Town of Dracut takes care of its little ones. There are about 20 centers for day care, preschool, pre-kindergartens and kindergarten.
April 21 is National Kindergarten Day, and one of Dracut’s providers for the town’s littlest citizens is celebrating 40 years in business.
Little Angels Academy was opened by Dick and Evie Angell in 1982. They retired in 2017, and the business was bought by Jennifer Dolan and her husband, DJ, and they now run the Dracut and Tyngsboro locations of Little Angels.
Not only has Little Angels been in Dracut since 1982, so has Nancy Brustas, who was the original director and is still there – now being assisted by several former “Little Angels.”
“The majority of our team has been with us for over 20 years, and many were Little Angels themselves who come back to share their love of LAA, life, others and learning with their students,” Jennifer says.
Jennifer’s dream was to own and operate her own preschool.
“When we were presented with the opportunity to become a part of this amazing community, we knew it was the right fit,” she says. “We chose to take over Little Angels mainly because of the incredible group of selfless, loving and positive human beings who care for, love and guide these little angels every day. We are so proud to be able to continue to provide a loving environment and to bring awareness and focus to social emotional learning during such an important time in their lives.
“Our mission is to spread love,” Jennifer adds. “A love of life, a love for others and a love of learning.”
Little Angels Academy in Dracut is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering preschool, kindergarten and child care. Programs begin at 2 years, 9 months, and it accepts children up to 12 years of age for before- and after-school care and summer camp. Call 978-458-8333 or visit www.littleangelsacademy-ma.com.