Students at The Little School of Waldwick have been enjoying learning about Holidays Around the World during our December thematic unit. Over the past week, Little Schoolers have been exploring the meaning of Hanukkah as well as the traditions of food and fun. Students played Dreidel and won some gelt (Hebrew for money)! Today, they even enjoyed traditional latkes for lunch and talked about the symbolism of frying the potato pancakes in oil, remembering the miracle of the oil that lasted for 8 nights.
Little School of Waldwick students are also learning about other traditions and holidays celebrated around the world. Christmas, Eid, Diwali, and Kwanzaa are among the holidays that we have been sharing together.
The votes are in! Students at The Little School of Waldwick participated in Election Day by stepping into The Little School Ballot Booth and casting their vote for their favorite snack! Apples and Bananas came head to head for Decision 2018. Students learned that majority overrules. 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!
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How lucky our Little School of Waldwick students were to have such great weather on their Nature Walk today! Our students from Building One went on a Science Exploration Nature Walk to get a first hand look at what they have been learning about during their science lesson. We explored the changing color of leaves, different leaf shapes, pine cones and more! Visit us on Facebook for photos from the science adventure. Like and follow our page to receive notifications when photos are added!
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Students at The Little School of Waldwick had a Spook-tacular time celebrating Halloween last week! Our Preschoolers put on a fantastic Parade and Performance for all of their family and friends. The celebration continued with a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, games, food and fun!
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Our Little Schoolers had a special visit from the Waldwick Fire Department on Tuesday, October 9! Our students have been learning all about Fire Safety during Fire Prevention Week and impressed the fire fighters with their knowledge of Stop, Drop, and Roll as well as Emergency Procedures.
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What a wonderful back to school season it’s been so far!
We began our apple theme earlier this month with a lesson on legendary pioneer Johnny Chapman, who was born on September 26, 1774. Johnny was known to many as Johnny Appleseed, and was a pioneer who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia. He became an American legend due to his kind and generous ways, and his leadership in conservation.
We celebrated on Johnny’s real birthday, September 26th, with a ton of apple fun that included apple picking, tasting and graphing our favorite apples. We had lots of fun learning activities and singing about Johnny Appleseed!
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Students had so much fun during their Orientation Days at The Little School, reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones! Painting, play dough, and fun in the play room were just some of the exciting activities our Little Schoolers enjoyed. We are looking forward to another amazing year of fun and learning at The Little School.
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Our Preschool Summer Campers had a great Dino Week at The Little School of Waldwick Summer Camp. Last week, our little campers became junior paleontologists! They learned about dinosaurs, explored the earth, dug for fossils and exhibited their findings last Friday afternoon!
Crisp air, trees, birds, butterflies, and so much s’more!… The Little School of Waldwick campers had their backpacks ready and set up their tents for a fun week of camping! We got the campfire started as we learned how much fun a week of the great outdoors can be! Campers enjoyed a nature walk and camp cookout right here at The Little School campground!
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.
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…
The Little School of Waldwick is a terrific school. The director, Ms. Marie is a wonderful person who is dedicated, caring and enthusiastic about creating a nuturing environment for children to learn and develop. The staff at the Little School are great with the kids. They are attentive and provide wonderful learning experiences. They offer many enrichment programs and fun activities for the kids to participate in. They make learning fun and exciting. My little boy is always so eager to go to sc…
The Little School of Waldwick is definitely the best preschool around. Both my niece and nephew went there and are both ahead of the learning curve now. We started sending my daughter this year and she absolutely loves it. She enjoys going to school everyday to see her teachers and friends. It is amazing to see how much she has learned and her progress so far. I have to thank Ms. Maria and her staff for the wonderful caring and learning environment they provide.
The Little School of Waldwick is the best nursery school out there. The director, Miss Maria does a super job with her program. Her children do all sorts of terrific projects as a group, like building a cave for polar bears while at the same time learning all about winter animals. She puts on grand show, like a circus at the end of the year and a mother’s day brunch. Once you walk into the school, you’ll see what I mean. It’s a spectacular place for kids. Love it.
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.
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…
Small classes, bigger results should be the motto for The Little School of Waldwick as its nurturing atmosphere is perfect for children. With its exceptional staff, no child is forgotten while gaining the necessary confidence in becoming a valuable member of the society. Also, the children learn to work together and be productive. It’s a family atmosphere that teaches children firm values and invaluable skills that a child will take with them as they continue their education. Top notch!
The Little School of Waldwick is by far the best preschool/daycare out there. It offers a full educational curriculum while the children play all day long. I have my 3rd child there now who is thriving as well as my 2 older boys did while in attendance. My boys both read early and gained a lot of confidence both academically and socially which I wholly attribute to the Littke School. They are amazing at making each child and his/her parent feel important and well attended to. Ms. Maria and her s…
My twin girls are students at The Little School of Walkwick, and I can say that there are probably other pre-schools that are very good, there is no school that is better than The Little School. The owner and teachers ensure that each child learns globally as well as specifically depending on the child’s needs. The productions — thanksgiving show, winter show, and annual circus to name a few — provide the children with a wonderful learning experience and self-esteem. The learning environment is …