We deeply appreciate the trust you place in us when you enroll your child in a program at Little Red Preschool. We hope from your very first telephone call or visit that you have felt our commitment to providing your child with a happy and positive introduction to learning and playing in a small group setting.
Our homey and child-friendly facilities, our highly qualified staff, and our supportive parent group have helped create programs designed to contribute to your child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development.
We believe that children thrive when provided with a loving setting in which the structure/pattern of each day is dependable and paced in such a way to provide individual attention with the right balance of structured activities and free-play in which the child may initiate his/her own activity individually, with friends or teachers. We provide an enriched environment where children are encouraged to grow and develop in ways that are harmonious with their individual levels of readiness and interests. Learning to share, taking turns, increasing attention span, encouraging creativity and mastering school readiness skills are the goals of our programs. Careful attention is given to understanding individual differences and designing learning experiences that encourage each child to develop a positive sense of self and enjoy the lifelong process of learning.
At Little Red Preschool we believe that the world of the child is play and through play children learn. In order to truly experience the “philosophy” of LRP, please schedule a tour of our site—we welcome your visit!
Our teachers and staff are carefully selected for their training, ability to work in a loving and caring way with children, their skills and special talents, and their professional commitment to providing high quality play and learning experiences for your child. Our unusually low staff turn-over helps children and parents feel more secure and at home in our programs at all times.
The world of the child is play and through play oriented activities children master those skills necessary for a successful transition to kindergarten. We feel that children learn naturally in a thoughtfully designed environment guided by caring, resourceful, and creative teachers and staff. While we encourage children to increase their attention span for learning activities, we do not feel that it is appropriate for children to spend lots of time sitting and working on “worksheets.” We do our best to respond to each child’s readiness to learn with encouragement and appropriate resources. Some children will be “readers” when they leave The Little Red Preschool, but we do not teach reading per se. Rather, we offer a broad range of language experiences that will help all children develop readiness skills for their kindergarten reading programs.
We spend lots of time outside because we recognize the importance of large motor development and the special social skills that are often learned more effectively in the sandbox than in the classroom.