The Little School was founded in 1991 as a pre-school program for 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Our curriculum fosters early childhood social, emotional and cognitive growth through developmentally appropriate practice. The Little School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
The philosophy of The Little School is to establish an environment where self-confidence and self-expression are encouraged, as are responsibility, decision-making, and respect for others. Our warm, sensory-rich environment offers familiar surroundings combined with steady exposure to the NYS Early Learning Standards, early childhood curriculum.
We offer half-day (9-11:30) and full-day (9-3) for our 2s class, half-day (9-1) for our 3s class, full-day (9-3) for our 3s and 4s, class and Pre-K program for those 5 year old children not quite ready for the transition to Kindergarten. Each of these programs also offer before/after school programs. Please view the application form for full details, options, and tuition schedule.
In addition to the pre-school academic year, The Little School offers a Summer enrichment camp open to 2, 3 and 4 year old children. Our camp program offers a full suite of fun learning experiences, daily swim instruction and free swim time at the Scarsdale pool complex (directly behind us), as well as extended hours of operation. Registration forms and enrollment weeks/time options are posted seasonally; please visit our forms page or call the main office for further information.