About the owner


My name is Larisarae (I just go by Larisa) I am 2 years old. I have two little girls of my own, a 9 year old and a 5 year old. I have been operating my preschool since August 2015. I have my Business License in the city of Spokane Valley that allows me to run my preschool program. 

I graduated with my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education in Fall of 2014, I graduated from my program with honors at Spokane Falls Community College. I also graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Business Management with a minor in Children's Studies from Western Governor's University.

Some of my qualifications include: 

  • Bloodbourne Pathogen Training
  • Annually renewed CPR/First Aid/AED Training
  • Cleared Background Check
  • Food Handlers Card
  • Current Immunizations
  • Over 100 Hours of STARS Trainings
  • 9 years of working in daycares/preschools 
  • Over 800 Field Hours

I offer a lot of Montessori and Reggio Emelia inspired

curriculum and activities in my classroom, without the 

extra cost. I am a firm believer that once you find out exactly what does, and does not work for each child, you can help them thrive with anything they are doing. I work hard to ensure I am giving my students every possible opportunity I can give them in their time here with me. Working with children has always been a passion of mine, so I put my heart and soul into my classroom each day.

Larisa's Mini Scholars Preschool