The Little School believes every child is unique and each child should be allowed to grow at his or her own rate. We plan a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities that aid children in growing physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. Our staff members serve as positive role models; they provide care that is supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to your child’s individual needs. We strive to create an environment in which children develop a good self-image and a sense of self-worth.
We help each child grow physically by using developmentally appropriate toys in the classroom; planning both gross motor and fine motor activities; and including outside or gym time in each daily plan.
We promote social skills by planning group activities that involve interaction and sharing, modeling appropriate behavior, praising good behavior, and redirecting inappropriate behavior.
We build each child’s self-esteem by using positive reinforcement to shape behavior and skills; showing our acceptance of diversity and creativity in the classroom; and encouraging each child to develop his/her God-given gifts.
We encourage each child to grow spiritually by saying grace before snacks and meals, singing Christian songs, reading Christian books, and celebrating Christian holidays during the school year.
The Little School program at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church is an extension of the Christian Education ministry of the church. Here, we realize and embrace that the early years of life are the most important for laying the foundations of faith, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
The Little School accepts children from 3 months of age through 2 ½ years old. We offer a loving and nurturing environment while also providing the highest quality of care possible. Low teacher/child ratios create a non-pressured environment where self-esteem is nurtured and creatively encouraged.
Our younger children experience God’s love in a nurturing environment that facilitates a trusting child/teacher relationship. The daily routine includes time for individual play and group activities (singing, dancing, and stories), active outdoor play (or a stroller ride for infants), snack, lunch, and nap time.
Children at The Little School will learn social skills, how to adapt to a routine and adjust to a classroom environment. Our older 2’s classroom is a busy, noisy, happy place where hands-on experiences are the primary learning tool. Children at this age will participate on a weekly basis in Chapel, Spanish, and Music and Movement.
Through stories, songs, and chapel, children at The Little School learn about God and how our daily lives are affected by Him.
Our core program is 9:15–2:30, Monday through Friday. We also offer an early drop off at 8:30 and extended hours until 3:30 or 4:00, Monday–Friday.
Come visit us! We understand that where you choose to place your child is one of the most important decisions you can make. Seeing our school in person and meeting our wonderful teachers is a great way to get peace of mind and have any questions you have answered.
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We implement a faith-based curriculum throughout our program. The older 2’s classes implement Frog Street Press within the faith-base. Our curriculum is a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities that aid each child in growing physically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. During the school day, the children may engage in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as Learning Centers, Outdoor Play, and Large-Group Activities.
New Family Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is Friday, December 1 at 6:00 AM
Current Family registration for the 2024-2025 school year will be Friday, February 2 at 6:00 AM
1. Online registration must be completed through the MDPC website.
2. Registration fee (paid at the time of online registration).
3. Building fee for non-church members (paid at the time of online registration).
Upon placement, the parent and the child’s pediatrician must complete the enrollment form and information form below. Failure to turn in paperwork will result in your child losing their place in our program. You will need to download, fill out, save, and attach in an email to Ashley Plaisance, .