The Little School of Waldwick will be closed tomorrow, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th, due to the impending blizzard conditions and deep freeze. Stay warm and safe!
The Little School students also participated in Election Day! Today they voted on their afternoon snack. Is it apples or bananas? After all ballots were cast – turns out the apples won by a landslide!
Students also used their math skills to graph and find the winner of our snack election! Democracy in action, folks!
Our little pumpkins had an amazing time with some hands-on learning in the patch at The Little School this week.
Students were able to witness different stages of the pumpkin life cycle as we identified seeds, vines, leaves, baby green pumpkins, and mature orange pumpkins. We even found a few gourds and tomatoes in our patch!
We had an absolutely wonderful day at the annual Little School Circus! The weather was beautiful, the children excited and ready, and all of you wonderful parents, family and friends gathered under the big top to watch the magic unfold.
We had ringmasters, tight rope walkers, lion tamers, silly seals, dazzling dancers, acrobats and so much more! We loved sharing this with you all and creating all these special memories together.
Below are some photo highlights from the day! Enjoy!
Oh, the places they’ll go!
Students at The Little School of Waldwick celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a pajama party and a delicious green eggs and ham lunch! Oh, and a quick tip: We didn’t use green food coloring to make the eggs green for our Little Schoolers. The eggs’ green color comes from puréed organic spinach!
Our fun day was filled with whimsical rhymes from Dr. Seuss books and striped cat hats! Students practiced rhyming words by constructing “word families” during language arts. Students even measured their own feet after reading Seuss’ The Foot Book. A great time was had by all. Wearing pajamas and tall hats – it was a ball!
Students at The Little School are learning all about winter and hibernation! We asked our students to bring in a teddy, and together they put their little teddy friends into a cozy handmade hibernation cave. They will emerge this spring, just in time for The Little School annual teddy picnic, where students welcome back their little furry friends into the warmer weather.
Our little school students also explored snow art the Monday after the big blizzard! They spray painted snow mounds and made a mosaic of colorful, frosty art. They had such a blast!
Stay warm out there,
The Little School put on the annual holiday show which included a very special “It’s a Small World” theme, where our students wore native dress in celebration of cultures and religions from around the world. Our students also performed holiday classics and did their own impressive interpretations of ‘Magical Menorah Candles’, ‘Chorus of Christmas Trees’, ‘Kwanzaa Kinara Candles’, and our very own ‘Magnificent Manger Scene’, among many others. Even Santa joined us at the end of the performance to celebrate, take photos, and share gifts! What a special performance and afternoon it was.
Thank you for all who came to celebrate with us and a round of applause for our Little School performers who did such an amazing job!
Below is a collage, link to full holiday show album, and video. Enjoy it all and happy new year!
A very special thank you to Little School mom, Shaziya, who shot and produced our video!
Wishing you a safe, happy and prosperous new year!
The Little School of Waldwick is a great choice for your children. When you visit the school, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Great learning environment for little ones.
Our son entered The Little School in 2009 and as he graduated this spring, we could not be happier with how far he had come both academically and socially. When I first toured The Little School and met with the school director, Maria Stavrou, and her staff, I knew I came to the right place. Her passion for education, her enthusiasm and commitment to the children under her care, and her cheerful and warm personality truly permeates through the school and her wonderful teaching staff do mirror and…
My daughter Katiya had gone to The Little School for 3 years and she LOVED it. She came home everyday and shared something new that she had learned. She had grown & matured so much within days, weeks, and months from the experience that, that school has taught her, it was AMAZING!!!! Maria and the staff have showed so much love to my daughter, they were like our extended family. I also loved the anatomy project. All the holidays that they taught the children was superb. I had tears in my eyes at…
My three children have all been students at The Little School and are so well prepared for elementary school that it almost seems as if they were home-schooled. In fact, Maria, the director, and the extraordinary teachers treat every single student with love and personalized attention which fortifies their strengths and gently addresses the needs of every child in each area where he or she requires a little extra help. Each teacher is carefully selected and trained by Maria. They all bring the s…
My two children attended the Little School of Waldwick. First of all, when I walked in I was amazed. The school looked like a country club for children ! It was colorful, big, with great play areas, both inside and out, and on top of everything else, it is immaculate ! The teachers are warm and very professional. The projects my children did at the school were amazing. They were so prepared for kindergarten, they could even read. This is THE place to take your children !
The little School of Waldwick is the best preschool in the area. My children thrived there and were more than ready for kindergarten. Miss Maria and her staff provide such a warm and loving learning environment. The hours are flexible and the curriculum is varied and fun for the kids.I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
If you want a premiere nursery school for your child, then go to the Little School of Waldwick. I toured quite a few school before my wife and I chose them. We thought they had the best facilities and most courteous staff. We were right. Having been there two years now, this school amazes us all the time. They put on great holiday festivities and have THE most amazing circus, with the children participating as the show people, at then end of the school year. Terrific school. They get my vote.
My granddaughters are both very bright but were immature at the time that they were ready to go to pre-school. After their first year at the Little School they were not only even brighter-but they had matured incredibly. The teachers did a wonderful job. They are very gentle with the kids and readily praise them. The projects and art work that I see sent home are just wonderful. This is a very creative environment which is evident the moment you walk through the front door!
The Little School was an extension our family. Not only did they always feel loved, they were challenged to try new things. They developed a love for learning that cannot be replaced. My favorite story is the anatomy project. At 5, the entire class created paperbag “bodies” with a set of lungs, stomach and bladder, veins, etc. made of plastic bags and strings. They could blow in a straw and make the lungs blow up or drop a nickel down to the stomach. One day in the summer, the kids were playing …
I agree the Little School is really “Bergen’s Best -Kept Secret”. This school is awesome, from the Mother’s Day Tea Party, Donuts With Dads(Father’s Day), the Circus Show, Movie Nights (1 night per month), Thanksgiving Show just to name a few. The teachers are very warm, loving and dedicated.The love and the attention that the children receive is wonderful. Go Little School!