The Little Schoolhouse was the result of a collaboration and vision by the founders, Michaela and Uwe Kutz and Kara Nottage, in the year 2000. Our shared vision and collaboration came to fruition with a class of five there-year old boys and girls with a teacher who liked to be addressed as Ms. Kara.
Our growth over the decade and a half is evident in each facet of the development of the school. From the people, to the building, and to the resources The Little Schoolhouse happily evolves.
The preschool years are when children are most enthusiastic about learning. They need developmentally-appropriate sensory experiences, opportunities to discover and explore, entwined with social and language interaction. An array of high-quality resources coupled with early childhood educators who are invested in the best teaching practices produces children who are well-adjusted and intellectually-prepared for the next steps in education.
If they have the proper tools to access and use knowledge, they are more likely to retain the motivation to learn throughout their schooling. Games and activities are more than just fun for a preschooler—they also help with physical development and early learning.
Over the years, The Little Schoolhouse has invested in a wonderful array of facilities for learning in the classrooms and equipment for fun in the play yard.
Throughout our classrooms you’ll see innovative educational materials that spark our childrens’ imaginations, foster a sense of wonder, and instill a love of learning. With these facilities children have fun while they attain developmental milestones and achieve their educational goals.
In The Little Schoolhouse, our classrooms are learning centers that expand a child's world through play and discovery.
Our skilled teachers incorporate games, music and songs, role-play, building blocks and creative arts to enhance the academic pursuits. These tools are designed to hold a child's interest long enough to teach a skill. Children need frequent exposure to a variety of these instructional methods every day so skills are practiced and applied often.
Hands-on activities that involve children working together and with teachers have the benefit of improving several skills at once. For example, one activity can enhance problem solving, cooperative learning and peer interaction. It is through these methods that preschool students learn the most.
Full of learning tools
Learning through play
Learning motor skills
The need for fun