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Developmentally Appropriate Practice through the Years

The Acorn – A School for Young Children was founded by Rich and Kitty Lange in 1980, with the goal of providing the highest quality preschool education for San Antonio’s young children.  It was quite an undertaking transforming the historical home into colorful, vibrant learning classrooms. From the very first day of opening, the school was ready with classrooms full of great equipment, an adventurous playground, and quality teachers.  Several donors provided initial funds to ensure the school would get off to a great start, and also started the seed of a fund to ensure The Acorn’s future.

The first year The Acorn offered four preschool classes serving seventy-five students; classes were full and there was a waiting list.  Expansion throughout the years has allowed the school to serve more children in the community.  In 1993, a Kindergarten wing was added, providing dedicated space for this wonderful program.  An additional 1100 square feet classroom was completed in 2017, adding a bright, sunny learning classroom with large windows upstairs overlooking the trees and Brackenridge Park.  The additions of more three day classes, a favorite choice, as well as an additional two day class, provide room to accommodate more young children.  Now The Acorn has grown to eight preschool classes and one kindergarten class, to enroll a maximum of 156 children. How exciting to think of how much the school has grown, how many lives have been touched!

As the school grew, the need for office, meeting and storage space grew.  In 1985, two offices were added onto the Broadway side of the building.  In 2016, other renovations were made and the main offices were moved near the school entrance, offering a warm welcoming atmosphere to all who visit.  At the same time, an outdoor storage room was converted into an inside teacher workroom and storage area. The former office spaces were changed into meeting and conference rooms, which were much needed upgrades. 

Each improvement throughout the years brought a lot of excitement.  Thanks to the original donations, the formation of The Acorn Endowment, and contributions from alumni families and others in the community, The Acorn continues to be an outstanding facility and a top-notch campus.

The Acorn thrives and our story continues to grow, thanks to our Acorn families spreading the word and sharing their experiences at the school! It is heartwarming to enroll second generation Acorn children, whose parents attended The Acorn themselves! Each year begins a new chapter, as new families enroll their children for fun, creative, hands-on learning experiences!

  Name Title Contact
Five Day AM Allyson, Cristina Allyson, Cristina, Five Day AM Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Five Year Christine Orbin Christine Orbin, Five Year Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Three Day TWT Diana, Lily Diana, Lily, Three Day TWT Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Rich Lange Lange, Rich Director 210-826-8804
Kindergarten Lisa Turpin Lisa Turpin, Kindergarten Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Red Apples Lourdes, Terri Lourdes, Terri, Red Apples Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Three Day MWF Mary Ellen, Maria Mary Ellen, Maria, Three Day MWF Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Two Day TTh Mary Ellen, Maria Mary Ellen, Maria, Two Day TTh Head Teachers 210-826-8804
Jo Mrvichin Mrvichin, Jo Director 210-826-8804
Two Day MF Pamela Dubay Pamela Dubay, Two Day MF Head Teacher 210-826-8804
Wendy Starnes Starnes, Wendy Director 210-826-8804

 

 

Acorn Founders Rich and Kitty Lange

 

April 2020
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Monthly Tuition Update
April 1, 2020

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Incubation Day 2
Incubation Day 2
April 1, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Kinder Zoom
April 1, 2020 |10:30 AM -
Incubation Day 3
Incubation Day 3
April 2, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Ladybug Zoom
April 2, 2020 |10:30 AM -
Newsletters Posted!
April 3, 2020

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Incubation Day 4
Incubation Day 4
April 3, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Kinder Zoom
April 3, 2020 |10:30 AM -
Caterpillar Zoom
April 3, 2020 |10:30 AM -
Honeybee Zoom
April 3, 2020 |10:30 AM -
hummingbirds Zoom
April 3, 2020 |04:00 PM -
Incubation Day 5
Incubation Day 5
April 4, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 6
April 5, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 7
Incubation Day 7
April 6, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 8
Incubation Day 8
April 7, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 9
Incubation Day 9
April 8, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 10
Incubation Day 10
April 9, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Good Friday
April 10, 2020
Newsletters Posted!
April 10, 2020

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Incubation Day 11
Incubation Day 11
April 10, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 12
Incubation Day 12
April 11, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 13
Incubation Day 13
April 12, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 14
Incubation Day 14
April 13, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 15
Incubation Day 15
April 14, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 16
Incubation Day 16
April 15, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 17
Incubation Day 17
April 16, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Newsletters Posted!
April 17, 2020

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Incubation Day 18
Incubation Day 18
April 17, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 19
Incubation Day 19
April 18, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 20
Incubation Day 20
April 19, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Incubation Day 21
Incubation Day 21
April 20, 2020

Rich shared his large group time, telling us all about incubating eggs. We are keeping track of the days, counting up to day 21! You can make a chick hatch calendar at home, too. The incubators ...

Newsletters Posted!
April 24, 2020

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