Welcome to Little Early Childhood Center
Where BIG things happen!
Little is home to over 250 three to five-year old students and their families. Little provides a quality, caring public education to students with a wide-range of needs. These diverse needs are seen as one of our biggest strenghts. It is through our students' differences that they are able to learn invaluable lessons from one another.
Classrooms at Little Early Childhood Center
To support the needs of all our students, Little offers a variety of classroom options. Two classroom provide support to children as 'at-risk', two classrooms provide support to children in a unified setting and ten classrooms provide support to children with special education needs. All classrooms provide instruction to students in half-day sessions.
At-Risk Classrooms: Regular Education Students 4-5 years old
The at-risk classrooms provide academic instruction to promote kindergarten readiness skills. Students learn pre-reading, writing and math concepts as well as fundamental social skills needed for building positive relationships. All classes have one teacher and one paraprofessional.
Unified Classrooms: Mixture of Regular Education and Students with Exceptionalities 3-5 years old
Inclusive setting to meet the learning needs of Regular Education Students and Students with Exceptionalities 3-5 years old. Unified classrooms provide academic instruction to promote kindergarten readiness skills. Students learn pre-reading, writing and math concepts as well as fundamental social skills needed for buliding positive relationships. These classrooms have one teacher and two paraprofessionals.
Special Education Classrooms:Self-Contained
All of our special education classrooms are considered 'self-contained'. These rooms offer a small class size with very structured lessons. While these rooms provide instruction to only students with special education needs, multiple opportunitities are provided throughtout the day for students to interact with peers in regular education. These classrooms have one teacher and two paraprofessionals.
While Little has both special education, 'at-risk' and unified classrooms, students from all rooms have multiple opportunities throughout the day to play and learn together. This is accomplished by having each regular education and unified classroom "buddied" with a special education classroom. Students start their morning together with song and dance, they play together at recess and share in special activities and events.
Little is a school with a lot going on! It's a place where diversity is welcome and small things are never overlooked.