Today, students at The Little School received a special presentation on Chinese New Year from two wonderful Little School parents – Louis and Michele Miao – parents of students Emma, Lin, and Luisa. China is one of many Asian nations to celebrate the new year with an elaborate festival. The beginning of a new year is a time to tidy the house, give gifts, buy new clothes, and hope for good luck in the upcoming year. Chinese New Year is the celebration of the new Lunar Year which occurs in January or February and lasts for 15 days.
Our Little School sweethearts had the best time at yesterday’s Valentine’s Day school party! We exchanged Valentines, played Valentine’s-themed games, sang love songs and learned a whole lot about the importance of love in all of our lives!
From our hearts to yours – we wish you a wonderful and loving Valentine’s Day!
Brrrr! Our annual Little School Bear Hibernation Project is in full swing!
Our Little Schoolers said goodbye to their little bears for the winter. We learned and sang songs about hibernation and gave our stuffed animals big bear hugs before placing them in our homemade Little School Bear Cave!
Check back in the spring to see how the bears reappear for our annual spring Bear Picnic!
Happy new year! We had such a wonderful fall and winter season at The Little School, that we gathered some photo highlights to share with you!
Learning and fun truly become one with our little ones and we are so looking forward to all that 2015 has in store for us!
Congratulations to our Little School teacher and Managing Director, Anna Stavrou! Anna has been chosen as one of WDHA’s ‘Teachers Who Rock’ Class of 2015. Her story will be read live on the air this Friday, December 19th, 2015 on both 105.5FM WDHA and 1250 WMTR-AM around 9:20am. The ‘Teachers Who Rock’ program recognizes 24 outstanding teachers that receive this prestigious award.
We are all so proud of you, Anna! We know what a difference you’re making in children’s lives every day!
You can also hear Anna’s story this coming Friday morning (December 19th) online at http://www.wdhafm.com/listen/indexnew.aspx
At The Little School, shows play an important role in our curriculum. Our shows serve as an introduction to public speaking skills that students will use throughout the rest of their academic career. They also work as a big confidence boost, as they see their creative work come to life in front of an audience. In addition, students help to create their own costumes, as well as learning songs to perform. Learning through song is such a fun way for our little schoolers to learn information like what a colony is, or why the Wampanoag Indian Squanto was so important.
Our lessons also go beyond pilgrims and Native Americans. Students learn about symmetry, Native American art and architecture, as well as using directional art for their projects that also serve as the decor for our show!
Enjoy the photos and a have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Hoorah for a great Dino Week at The Little School Summer Camp. Last week, our little campers became junior paleontologists! They learned about dinosaurs, explored the earth, dug for fossils and exhibited our findings last Friday afternoon! A great week for everyone.
The Little School of Waldwick is truly a one of a kind experience! I walked into the little school a year ago and was blown away. I have never seen a nursery school quite like this. Every room in the school is based on a theme and I’m telling you the room set up, with large murals and designs, etc will take your breath away. It’s simply incredible! The education is top-notch. My child is 4 years old and will write 2 or 3 whole sentences by herself. She knows how to do basic math, she can read sm…
The Little School of Waldwick is THE BEST KEPT SECRET!!! My kids wake up every morning and look forward to going to school. They teach our children while assessing and fulfilling individual needs to assure each student is successful. The teachers all work together to provide a positive, nurturing, clean and safe environment. They instill teamwork, self confidence and encourage individuality. This school is a DREAM!!! Thank you to Mrs. Maria and all the teachers! You are greatly appreciated and v…
My daughter attended the Little School of Waldwick and they are great. My daughter has a learning disability and Miss Maria was great with her. She improved so much and did great when she moved onto kindergarten. Thank you Little School of Waldwick !
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…
We feel so fortunate to have discovered the Little School of Waldwick. What an amazing place. Our daughter has been there for 2 years and we do not want her to graduate! It is such a creative environment with multiple, themed rooms which the children circulate throughout each day – and the teachers and director Maria S. make every child feel so special and loved. We especially like the half-day and full-day options which make it a great place for working and non-working parents alike. And the su…
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 !
My son is a toddler and attends the Little School of Waldwick. He loves it. They do so many wonderful activities with the kids and the facility is spacious and lovely. I agree with another comment posted earlier. It does look like a country club or children. Absolutely lovely school !!
The Little School is, by far, the BEST and ONLY place to have your child begin his/her school life. My 2 boys went there years ago – the formed their love of school and gained their sense of being and self-confidence. Through song and crafts and computers, they learned about “Voting” on Election Day, the “Mayflower” on Thanksgiving and “Hibernation” in the winter, just to name a few. Everything done at The Little School is done with a Pop and a Wow. Just walking inside, you take in the cleanline…
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 has changed are lives in so many ways,I could not believe all the different things they do for my son. From spelling and reading(that’s right reading and he’ just turned five) to all the little shows the kids put on for us. He all ways tells me about his teachers and the fun things they do together. makes me wish I went to a school like this when I was five, But even better my son gets to. Thank you little school!!