Philosophy

The Little School's philosophy and curriculum is built upon children's interests, abilities and curiosity. It is based on our understanding that children learn best in the context of warm, supportive relationships, which are at the heart of our educational community. At The Little School, children learn actively through play, social interaction and experimentation.

Each classroom offers a welcoming environment that promotes the learning and creativity of each child through meaningful experiences for play and exploration, while supporting each child's potential as individuals. Strong connections between the school and its families are essential for quality learning and development. Our goal is to create partnerships with parents in support of their children's development and to serve as a resource for support and education.


Meet Our School Directors

Jean Edwards, Executive Director

Jean came to us with extensive experience in the area of early childhood education. She served as the Director of the Okemo Mountain childcare facility for 7 years, and has also worked as a preschool teacher, guidance counselor, family mental health clinician and adjunct college professor in the areas of child development and early childhood education. She is the mother of a Little School graduate and lives in Londonderry.

Laura Hubbard, Associate Director

Laura has been a substitute teacher with The Little School for the past two years. She has over ten years of experience teaching and working with children. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and then after a few years of teaching, she pursued her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Keene State College in 2007. She enjoys skiing up at Stratton in the winter and swimming at Memorial Park in the summer. She has enjoyed getting to know Weston and Londonderry this past year. 


NAEYC Accredited

In 2014, The Little School received a new five-year term of accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children after meeting all ten of NAEYC's program standards