LACDC is Mississippi’s only privately held childcare center accredited by the “National Association for the Education of Young Children” NAEYC. The NAEYC Accreditation helps families recognize quality early learning programs and feel comfortable knowing that their children are receiving a high-quality, research-based education that will prepare them for future success. Every child deserves access to high-quality early learning experiences. NAEYC-accredited early learning programs are exceptionally well equipped and meticulously measured for indicators of quality in the classroom and beyond.

From guidelines for teacher preparation through safety standards, NAEYC Accreditation ensures that programs are safe, well prepared, and intentional about ensuring children’s success. As a reputable indicator of quality, NAEYC Accreditation correlates with children’s greater readiness and success in school and beyond; increased educational attainment rates; and overall healthier lifestyles.


We recognize that parents are a child’s first teachers. Our goal is to partner with the parents at Little Acorns to achieve the goals that are important to a child’s overall development.

Fostering positive self-esteem.

Developing safe and healthy habits in children.

Understanding the importance of play, art, and music in a learning environment.

Communicating daily by conversations, questions, and positive interaction with each child.

Hi everyone! My name is Kathy Rayborn, or as Sammy the Squirrel says, Miss Kathy.  I am the owner at Little Acorns Child Development Center and have for over 30 years. I have been in the profession of Early Childhood Education and Development for approximately 40 years. 

 I am committed to providing your family with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. At Little Acorns, we know that play is a child’s most important work, and we strive to create and maintain an environment where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. We have a wonderful staff who are fully dedicated and truly amazing at what they do.

 I love to travel, read, and watch old movies in my free time and spend as much time as I can doing that. I can be found reading anything from a mystery to the latest thriller novel. My absolute favorite thing to do is to travel and couple it with reading on the beach.” My favorite quote is “Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly-author unknown.” I tear up every time I hear our “National Anthem”. God has blessed me with an amazing family (Jackson, Lynn ‘Claire, Ryan, and Be’ Be’) who I adore that have been my joy, my support, and my sanity.

Hi everyone! My name is Lynn Claire Rayborn. Sammy calls me “LC” because he says I am his “Lucky Charm” I am extremely fortunate and blessed to work with my mom, Miss Kathy. I know a lot about Little Acorns and “Sammy” because I have known “Sammy” my entire life.

I love God, family, singing, skim-boarding, playing soccer and guitar. I also love to smile, laugh, and have a big heart for children.

My favorite quote is “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”– Dr. Seuss.

MS Licensure – 25CEPF-0221

NAEYC Accredited – ID 281114