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OUR STORY

Hello! My name is Catherine Doberstein and I'm the owner and the director of Little Scholars Academy of Kannapolis. This is my second location and I'm so excited to give an amazing place to learn and grow to more children.


My first location, Little Scholars Academy of Lake Norman was established in 2011 in Huntersville. It all started with one class and one student and it is now a well-known preschool in the area! 

I moved to North Carolina in June 2010 after graduating from the University of Michigan with my Bachelors degree in Children and Families Studies. After moving, I started looking for schools to work at, I realized there were not many family owned preschools in the area. However, you could find a vast amount of franchised daycares in every town. These schools did not fit my philosophy to early childhood education, so I took the leap and started my own school. I always knew I wanted to open up my own school one day and I'm so happy I did because I have met so many wonderful families over the last 10 years!

My husband, Ryan, and I have been married since 2016 and we have two beautiful children, Brock and Anna.