Little Oaks Academy currently has spaces available in select classrooms-please call for availability.  Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis depending upon availability of spaces and classroom scheduling.  Children who have siblings enrolled in the Academy are given admission priority. We do offer a waiting list if space is not immediately available. A non-refundable $75.00 application/enrollment fee secures an offer for the next available opening in the appropriate age grouping/classroom.  This fee is required with all applications (waiting list or enrollment).

Prior to enrollment, parents/guardians must complete an application packet as well as attend an orientation visit and tour the center.  Little Oaks Academy’s admission policy does require full immunizations and a current Department of Health Certificate of Immunization (TWIS form) must be presented prior to admission (or at two months of age if admitted younger).   Children under the age of thirty months must also have proof of a physical examination completed within three months prior to their date of enrollment.

To schedule a tour, or for more information, please contact our office at 865-545-8322.

Tuition and fees

Our rates are comparable to other quality child care centers in town. Tuition rates are set to provide exceptional education and recruit qualified and  motivated teachers. In addition to the non-refundable $75.00 registration fee per child due upon enrollment or addition to the waiting list, a non-refundable annual supply fee is applied to each child’s account in September (pro-rated quarterly for later enrollments).  We also require a tuition closure fee of $425 within the first month of enrollment (this fee applies towards the last two weeks of tuition and is refundable with at least two weeks notice of withdrawal and fully paid tuition or it may be applied to the final bill with at least two weeks notice of withdrawal).

Current Rates:

Infant Full-Time (5 days)                 $945/month

     Infant Part-Time (3 days)                 $870/month

Toddlers Full-Time (5 days)            $875/month

     Toddlers Part-Time (3 days)             $800/month

Preschoolers Full-Time (5 days)     $820/month

     Preschoolers Part-Time (3 days)     $765/month


We offer a multi-child discount for each additional child (in full-time care only). Up to two weeks of vacation/absence are discounted at half-price with a two-week notice.  LOA also offers “summer break” rates-pay half the rates for the months of June and/or July and your child’s space is guaranteed upon return.

Little Oaks Academy does not currently accept state tuition certificates/vouchers or offer any additional discounts to the general public.

Discrimination Policy

Little Oaks Academy admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its educational institution.  Little Oaks Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Race in this definition includes color and national or ethnic origin. Without limiting the foregoing, Little Oaks Academy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and terminating employees, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provisions of services. Little Oaks Academy is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for its students and all members of its Board of Directors, students, employees, volunteers, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and other stakeholders.