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Administration

Our Dedicated Administrative Faculty

The administrators at Small World Pre-School are completely dedicated to helping our entire staff work to their fullest potential so that our students learn both social skills and academics. They attend seminars and continuing education so that we can offer cutting-edge teaching techniques.

Meet Our Staff!

Administrative Staff members

pre-kindergarten teachers

Pre-School Teachers

Infant & Toddler Caregivers

Mrs. Nickie Hammontree

Mrs. Hammontree is the Owner and Administrative Director of Small World Pre-School. She has Child Development Associate credentials and has worked in early childhood education for over 28 years. Mrs. Nickie was appointed to the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission by Governor Beebe in 2008. She is originally from Kansas City, KS, and has lived in Mountain Home for 30 years. Nickie enjoys listening to music, reading, and absolutely loves traveling (when she gets the chance.)

Mrs. Lindsey Sanders

Mrs. Sanders is the Director here at Small World. She has Child Development Associate credentials and has worked in Early Childhood for 13 years. Lindsey is also the curriculum coordinator, and works extremely hard to maintain the success of our facilities’ education program. She is from Mountain Home, AR where she lives with her husband, Michael. They have two beautiful children, Kendrick & Masen. Lindsey loves photography, being outdoors, and doing a variety of different crafts!

Mrs. Kristy Smith

Mrs. Smith is the IT/ Pre-School Building Manager. Kristy graduated from ASU in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for 10 years. She has been married to her husband, Brian, for six years. They have five children: Steph, 20; Wyatt, 13; Keegan, 13; Kinley, 8; and Riley, 5. They have two dogs, Chloe and Luna, and two cats, Kailey and Max. Kristie enjoys being outdoors fishing and camping with her friends and family. She also enjoys macramé and being creative.

Ms. Dena Wood

Ms. Wood is the Pre-Kindergarten and School Age Building Manager.

Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Preparing your child for kindergarten at Small World Pre-School will provide them with the skill set for a smooth transition to kindergarten. With the help of our dedicated staff, they will master the behavioral and academic abilities necessary to create a solid foundation for success.

Mrs. Abby Hartman

Mrs. Hartman has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and holds an Arkansas teacher’s license. She has worked in early childhood education for 17 years. Mrs. Abby is from Mountain Home. She has a husband and two sons. Mrs. Abby enjoys painting, camping, hiking and canoeing.

Mrs. Brandy Small

Mrs. Small has a Child Development Associate certification. She has worked in early childhood education for 12 years. Brandy has one son, Dylan, and one cat, Midnight. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and recently started fishing for enjoyment. This year Brandy hopes to make meaningful connections with each child as they learn and grow. Brandy is determined to guide them as they learn about themselves and others socially as well as emotionally.

Mr. Craig Perry

Mr. Perry is a teacher in our School Age program.

Pre-School Teachers

Early Learning Years

The years between toddler and Pre-Kindergarten are critical in a child’s development. By enrolling your child in Small World Pre-School, you can be certain that they will learn the appropriate behaviors for a school environment. They will gain socialization skills as well as begin the learning process with our Pre-School teachers.

Ms. Kearston Droz

Ms. Droz is a teacher in the ABC 3-year-old classroom.

Ms. Helen Wilson

Ms.Wilson has a Child Development Associate certification and has worked in early childhood education for 27 years. Ms. Helen is originally from Calico Rock, but she has lived in Mountain Home for 45 years. She has 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. Ms. Helen enjoys sewing, reading, and scrapbooking.

Ms. Rabecca Dally

Ms. Dally is a teacher in the ABC 3-year-old classroom. Mrs. Dally has a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and holds an Arkansas teacher’s license. She has worked in early childhood education for 14 years. Mrs. Rabecca is from Fayetteville, AR. She has lived in Mountain Home for 6 years with her husband and two daughters. Mrs. Rabecca enjoys drawing, painting, fly-fishing, and photography.

Ms. Courtney Bledsoe

Ms. Bledsoe is a teacher in the ABC 3-year-old classroom.

Ms. Abby Thomas

Ms. Thomas is a teacher in the ABC 4-year-old classroom.

Ms. Dominique Spittler

Ms. Spittler is a teacher in the ABC 4-year-old classroom.

Ms. Savannah Willis

Ms. Willis is a teacher in the ABC 4-year-old classroom.

Early Learning Years

The years between toddler and Pre-Kindergarten are critical in a child’s development. By enrolling your child in Small World Pre-School, you can be certain that they will learn the appropriate behaviors for a school environment. They will gain socialization skills as well as begin the learning process with our Pre-School teachers.

Ms. Helen Wilson

Ms.Wilson has a Child Development Associate certification and has worked in early childhood education for 27 years. Ms. Helen is originally from Calico Rock, but she has lived in Mountain Home for 45 years. She has 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-granddaughter. Ms. Helen enjoys sewing, reading, and scrapbooking.

Infant and Toddler Caregivers

Starting Early

Our Infant and Toddler staff provide a safe, caring environment for our youngest students to begin their learning journey.

Ms. Bonnie Sisney

Ms. Sisney is our Infant Teacher and Caregiver of children 6 weeks-12 months of age.

Mrs. Kristin Nelson

Mrs. Nelson is the Toddlers Lead Teacher. She has worked in early childhood education education for 8 years. She was born and raised in Mountain Home where she lives with her husband. Kristin enjoys horses, bowling, swimming, and being with family and friends.

Ms. Chelsie Vannater

Ms. Vannater is the Tiny Tot Teacher for children 12-18 months.

Ms. Jennifer Alger

Ms. Alger is another of our Tiny Tot Teachers.

Support Staff

Ms. Elizabeth Hendley

Ms. Hendley is our cook.

Ms. Cristal Graham

Ms. Graham is a member of our support staff.

Ms. Gail Medellin

Ms. Medellin is a member of our support staff.

For more information about our services please contact us at 870-425-2090 today!

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Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Email: smallworldmtnhome@yahoo.com