From the Director:
At Little River, children enjoy a balance between playful creative discovery and more focused academic efforts. This is accomplished by using fun, hands-on materials, vocabulary enhancing games and lessons, art, music, dance, free exploratory play, as well as a smattering of good old-fashioned practice. On the continuum of Play-based versus Teacher-led instruction, we fall close to the center depending on which academic or social skills are being nurtured. Academic, Teacher-led instruction is part of the small group or individual instruction curriculum, whereas the more non-sequential, general or artistic skills find expression through the freedom the children enjoy at independent activity centers of their own choosing. A small, independently owned school, Little River provides a warm setting designed to nurture the whole child; socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically.