Little Sprouts Preschool & Pre-K Classroom

What our families are saying:

Little Sprouts has always been very nurturing towards our son. We’ve always felt that there was genuine care for him, his growth, and his well being. We like the fact that we get regular updates on his day, and photos as well. We really love Little Sprouts.

Tori L., Little Sprouts Amesbury Preschool / Pre-K Parent

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Philosophy

Little Sprouts preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms honor and inspire the incredible connections that children infer about the objects, actions, and people in the world around them. Our preschool and pre-k classrooms harness the energy of learning to create a focused, engaged environment in which children are poised to thrive. Through play and interactive dialogue, children are encouraged to express their own individuality, as well as appreciate the unique traits of others.

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 Elements

    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."

  • Playground Time

    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.

  • Rest

    After lunch, a designated nap time helps children calm their bodies and rejuvenate.

Preschool & Pre-K Classroom Curriculum

Our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs nurture inquisitive minds and refine core skills as children prepare to enter kindergarten. With a variety of learning labs throughout the room, children are encouraged to explore at their own pace and experiment with new concepts and skills. Our enhanced literacy program enables children to advance their verbal, written, and aural language aptitude. In every classroom, our Budding Scholars™ approach is customized for each individual child across four key areas: Citizen, Scholar, Mind, and Body.