Little Sprouts Preschool & Pre-K Classroom
What our families are saying:
The Little Sprouts family is the best. Couldn’t ask for better! Great teamwork, lovable teachers and staff!
– Widaly N., Little Sprouts Andover Preschool / Pre-K Parent
Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Philosophy
A “Day in the Life” of Our Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms
Throughout the day, our preschool and pre-k friends will experience:
Whole Group Circle
Each day begins in a whole group circle to set the learning intention for the day. With whole group circles interspersed throughout the day, children explore themes and concepts together as they share ideas, interact, and gain confidence.
Small Group Rotations
Children pursue their passions and acquire new knowledge through a combination of free choice and teacher-led activities. Center-based learning enables exploration through play, direct instruction, math, science, writing, and sensory experiences.
Montessori-inspired practices around choice, discovery, and independence encourage inquiry-based learning. Mixed age classrooms enable peer mentoring and reciprocal learning opportunities.
Play, Play, Play!
At Little Sprouts, we deeply cherish play-based learning through playful interactions amongst peers, with teachers, and in independent settings. With open-ended materials, children are encouraged to explore, create, and question a variety of learning topics as they freely and imaginatively investigate the world around them. Mr. Rogers said it best when he declared, “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”
Our program provides a balanced developmental approach emphasizing language and literacy in the context of physical, emotional, and interpersonal development, math, science, social studies, music, movement, and art.
After lunch, a designated nap time helps children calm their bodies and rejuvenate.