Little Gifted Minds offers enrichment over
containment with everyday excitement in learning through sensory play, music, dance, science experimentation, art, technology, and the freedom of exploration with large child-friendly areas to actively explore both indoors and out. LGM has the unique advantage of childcare center offerings for a very small number of children in a loving environment.

Our philosophy is to provide opportunities for your child to grow socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually in a warm, loving and nurturing atmosphere. We encourage children to learn through play. We want our kids to become excited about what they are learning. We ensure that every child feels comfortable, safe, and involved – it is your child’s happiness that is the key to opening their mind’s doors. It is our job to open those doors and to be ready with stimulating adaptive learning opportunities.

Ben & Charlotte Wallace
Owners, Little Gifted Minds, LLC

Ben and I are both Pediatric CPR and First Aid certified – I am also the Director of LGM. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree, and my Child Development Associate in preschool. It was through our desire to have the best care for our own children and our experiences looking for a higher level of care that inspired us to open Little Gifted Minds (LGM). Ben and I both love what we do, and we consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to help mold the lives of children each and every day! We fully understand the trust that is placed with us and we take this extremely seriously. We look forward to the opportunity to provide the best possible care for your child!

Jessica Musee
LGM Preschool Teacher
Jessica is from Victorville, CA, and has lived in Pontchatoula, La for the past 15 years. Jessica has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood education and has been an Early Childhood teacher since 2016. Jessica is the LGM Preschool teacher. She shares her love of learning with our preschoolers through exploration, discovery, and play!

Carol LeBlanc
LGM Yoga/Mindfulness Teacher
Carol developed The Mindful Preschool curriculum which is a culmination of her experiences as a child and family therapist, a professor of child development, a Montessori inspired early childhood mindfulness teacher, a parenting guide, and a mother of two. The Mindful Preschool curriculum is supported by the most recent neuroscience that demonstrates how relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. Carol is the LGM Yoga/Mindfulness teacher. She teaches our little ones how to handle their emotions through mindful story-time, yoga, and play.

Li Jacquet
LGM Toddler Teacher
Li is a native of New York and has lived in Madisonville with her family since 2015. Li attended Southern CT and has previously worked at an Early Learning Center in NY. Li’s youngest daughter was a student at LGM in 2015. Li has been a Toddler Teacher at LGM since 2016.

*All teachers and owners at LGM participate in early childhood continuing education classes, and health and safety classes every year.