About Us

Our Mission

In addition to providing educational support and resources to parents, homeschoolers, teachers, and tutors, Little Genius Projects is now expanding it’s mission to create a community of love and support.

Education and growing good kids are our passions. But we know we can’t do it alone. Here, at Little Genius Projects, we strive to help build a stronger generation from the core by strengthening and empowering child caregivers through education, community support, and personal coaching. It takes a village to raise a child, and our vision is to create a safe, supportive environment and resources to help parents, teachers, and caregivers achieve the confidence and the know-how to become the caregiver they truly want to be.

Meet the LGP Crew

Leanne Petitt, founder of LGP – leanne@littlegeniusprojects.com

Whenever I’m asked about what I do for a living, I have to laugh a little. In my life I have learned to open my mind to all possibilities because you never know when you’ll get the chance to learn or discover something new. This philosophy has made it so that I do a little bit of everything and have become a Jane-of-all-trades. (My husband likes to say it’s easier for me to list what I don’t do!)

In 2010, I opened my doors to other families and started an at-home daycare. That same year, I developed a preschool program to help my daycare kiddos get ready for kindergarten. Throughout the years, I have raised my four kids and helped raise 26+ more. I’ve also had the pleasure of evolving that at-home daycare into this website, my own digital classroom resources and material, and now into a full parenting support community.

Education and family have always been my passions. I wanted to change the world by helping the kids I teach become better grown ups than I am today. Now, I get to extend my reach by helping empower parents, teachers, and child caregivers all around the world to become the caregivers they truly want to be!

It takes a village to raise a child. Thank you for making this yours!

Amanda Terkel – amanda@littlegeniusprojects.com

Everyone who knows me has always known I would end up teaching young children. I was in denial about it for a long time, but you can only deny your true nature for so long.

​I started out teaching preschool to 2-3 year olds in a daycare center to put myself through college. Once college was finished, I got a job as a Kindergarten teacher and moved across the country. That was 10 years ago.

​I still teach Kindergarten and have for all but one year of my career, when I moved with one of my classes and taught first grade. I now have a preschool aged child of my own who teaches and challenges me every day. He is also the catalyst for my involvement in Little Genius Projects, as he attends the preschool and is a living example of how much a child can learn when they are playing, exploring, and having fun!

​It is my philosophy that my students should leave my classroom with academic foundations, essential life skills, and a love of learning. It is important for my students to learn to read, write, add, subtract, etc. It is equally important that they know how to treat others, solve problems independently, and face conflicts. If we set the bar high, our students WILL succeed. There is no reason that they can’t have fun on their way to that success! A child who loves to learn is a child that will achieve greatness!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact us below or email us at contact@littlegeniusprojects.com